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Federal (USV)


Magnus Moltke

(? - 1862)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 5th Maryland Infantry on 10 October 1861, was promoted to First Lieutenant on 9 September 1862 and transferred to Company E.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried in Keedysville, MD, then reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from Wilmer,1 who lists him as Magness Moltke. Burial detail from the History,2 as ___ Moltrie. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Magnus Molkte.


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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, Vol. 1, pp. 196 - 199  [AotW citation 14317]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869, p. 76  [AotW citation 30465]