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Federal (USV)


Wilson Braithwaite

(? - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Janesville, he enlisted in Company E, 5th Wisconsin Infantry on 13 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryand but died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 29 or 30 October 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown. He was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Basic information from the Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers.1 Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862.


10/30/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 450  [AotW citation 17643]