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Federal (USV)


Edward Small

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company E, 69th New York Infantry on 16 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the left leg which fractured his femur in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

The ends of his thigh bone were successfully resected, but he died of his wounds on 2 October 1862 at a hospital in Frederick, MD. He was originally buried in Frederick at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on 4 October, and later removed to another cemetery (unknown).

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound and treatment details from Nelson.2 Burial note from McLernon.3


c. 1843


10/02/1862; Frederick, MD


1   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 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 321  [AotW citation 18062]

2   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. 390  [AotW citation 18063]

3   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001, pg. 12  [AotW citation 18064]