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Federal (USV)


Ferdinand Sweet

(1841 - 1898)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From North Providence, he enlisted on 23 September 1861 in Company K, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. He was promoted to Corporal on 12 December 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 26 December 1862 in Providence.

After the War

In 1877-78 he was treated at the US National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Eastern Branch, Togus, ME.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Life dates and details from research by Alison G Franks, posted on his gravesite on Findagrave by Carolyn Kelly.


1841; Valley Falls, RI


09/19/1898; Pawtucket, RI; burial in Mineral Spring Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 306 - 317  [AotW citation 14108]