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Federal (USV)


Absalom Barrett

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted in New York City and mustered as Private in Company H, 51st New York Infantry on 22 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed less than a month later in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service form the State of New York.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in the collection of the New York State Military Museum discovered and kindly provided by Jim Buchanan.


c. 1840


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


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. 124  [AotW citation 16286]

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, Ser. No. 25, pg. 9  [AotW citation 21660]