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Federal (USV)


Thomas Apthorp

(c. 1843 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was living with his family in Pomfret, Chautauqua County, NY by 1850, then 7 years old. On 6 September 1861, age 18, he enlisted in Fredonia for three years and mustered as Private, Company I, 49th New York Infantry on 10 September.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Chambersburg, PA and returned to duty, date not given. He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his right knee at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 12 May 1864 and died of wounds on 21 June 1864 at the US Army General Hospital in Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson,1 citing the Philadelphia Inquirer of 29 September 1862. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Details from the US Census of 1850, 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a memorial in Pioneer Cemetery in Fredonia.


c. 1843 in ENGLAND


06/21/1864; Alexandria, VA; burial in Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, VA


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 116  [AotW citation 16160]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 24, pg. 1187  [AotW citation 22522]