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Federal (USV)


John Blumenshien

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 2 May 1861 in New York City and mustered as Private, Company C, 4th New York Infantry on the same day. He deserted on 5 May then reenlisted, in Company I, on 10 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated, but he died on 26 (or 23) September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from the Adjutant General.2


c. 1841




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. 135  [AotW citation 16465]

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. 645  [AotW citation 20372]