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Federal (USV)


Edward Forrester Budlong

(1841 - 1870)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Battery A, First Rhode Island Light Artillery on 18 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital in Sharpsburg, then at Frederick, MD. He was discharged at the US Army General Hospital in Frederick on 5 December 1862.

After the War

He died young, about age 29.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service details from Dyer.2 Birth detail from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/11/1841; Newport, RI


1870; burial in Lakeside - Carpenter Cemetery, East Providence, RI


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. 147  [AotW citation 16955]

2   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 743  [AotW citation 18665]