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Federal (USV)


Reuben W. Marmaduke

(1830 - 1911)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Maryland, PHB

Before Antietam

From Sharpsburg, MD, he enlisted in Company H, First Maryland Home Brigade on 25 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He deserted from his unit while in garrison at Harpers Ferry, VA on 8 September 1862. He returned to his wife at home in Sharpsburg, and, along with his family, hid in the cellar during the fighting of 16-18 September.

The rest of the War

He fled with his family to Indiana immediately after the battle of Antietam.

After the War

By 1880 he was a farmer in Richland Township, Fountain County, IN. In 1910 he was living at the Wingate Hotel, Wingate, IN with his son William, the proprietor.

More on the Web

Service information from the State of Maryland.1 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. An obituary for him in the Attica [IN] Saturday Press of 15 April 1911 said of his going to Indiana -

Soon after the battle of Antietam his enlistment expired and as Maryland at that time was all torn up over the war the family emigrated to Indiana and settled at Newtown where Mrs. Marmaduke's brothers, the Beckleys, had proceeded them.


10/20/1830; Funkstown, MD


04/09/1911; Wingate, IN; burial in Newtown Cemetery, Newtown, IN


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, pg. 526  [AotW citation 15821]