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Federal (USV)


Levins E. Bostwick

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

At the 1860 US Census he was living in Adams Township, Parke County, IN. He was mustered in as a Corporal, Company A, 14th Indiana Infantry on 7 June 1861. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 4 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1 and his service from the Adjutant General,2 both of whom have him killed outright on 17 September. Indiana at Antietam: Report of the Indiana Antietam Monument Commission (1911) says he was mortally wounded at Antietam and the Register 3 says he died of wounds on 18 September. His birth date calculated from his age of 25 years and 19 days at death. His birth state from the 1860 Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/30/1837 in OH


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Woodward Hill Cemetery, Lancaster, PA


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. 137  [AotW citation 16501]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 2, pg. 114; Vol. 4, pg. 273  [AotW citation 20570]

3   US Army, Adjutant General, Official Army Register of the Volunteer Forces, U. S. Army, 8 vols., Washington, DC: Adjutant General's Office, 1867, Part 6, pg. 51  [AotW citation 20571]