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Federal (USV)


Irvin G. Martin

(1842 - 1863)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Rumford, he enlisted in Company K, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 4 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially treated at the Showman Farm field hospital near Sharpsburg and then admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 4 October. On 9 October he was transferred to General Hospital #2 in Frederick and he died there of his wounds on 22 January 1863.

References & notes

Early War service from the Maine Adjutant General1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 and Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/22/1842; Rumford, ME


01/22/1863; Frederick, MD; burial in Rumford Center Cemetery, Rumford Center, ME


1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 292  [AotW citation 17394]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #664, 5.095  [AotW citation 20835]

3   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. 301  [AotW citation 20836]