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Federal (USV)


Robert Barnett

(c. 1826 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 35, he enlisted in Company F, 69th New York Infantry on 12 November 1861 in Brooklyn, and mustered as Private on 12 November.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Hospital #5, Frederick, MD on 25 October 1862. Originally buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. Removed and reinterred soon after.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson,1 who also has him as Robert Banset, Company B, from the New York Times list of 21 September 1862. Service from the State of New York.2 Burial details from McClernon.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1826


10/25/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


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, pp. 122, 123  [AotW citation 16258]

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 1901, Serial No. 28, pg. 10  [AotW citation 17514]

3   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014  [AotW citation 17515]