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Federal (USV)


Nicholas Becker

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 22 April 1861 in New York City and mustered as Private, Company D, 4th New York Infantry on 2 May.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September but died there at 8 o'clock p.m. on 30 September 1862.

References & notes

Wound information from Nelson1. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital and death details from the Patient List,3 as Nicholas Baker.


c. 1839


09/30/1862; Frederick, 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. 128  [AotW citation 16352]

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 1898, Ser. No. 17, pg. 642  [AotW citation 20371]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #329  [AotW citation 25989]