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Federal (USV)


John M. Santmyer

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1858 he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, the National Greys, 53rd Regiment, Maryland Volunteers. Entere service in the 2nd Maryland Infantry as Captain, Company H, 18 September 18 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Promoted Major of the Regiment on 17 February 1863.

After the War

He mustered out of service on 20 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilmer1. His Militia appointment in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Senate of the State of Maryland (1858).


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, pp. 73 - 76  [AotW citation 12961]