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Federal (USV)


Edward Walthman

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 26 September 1861 in Baltimore as a Corporal in Company E, Public Guard, Maryland Volunteers, which became the 5th Maryland Infantry about January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the arm and side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in a field hospital on or near the battlefield on 29 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Wilmer1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Death detail from a list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862.


c. 1840


09/29/1862; 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. 200 - 202  [AotW citation 14335]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 30075]