site logo
A.W. Dyer

A.W. Dyer

Federal (USV)


Albert W. Dyer

(1843 - 1883)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old clerk from Medford, MA. he enlisted as Private on 29 June and mustered into Company C, 13th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 1 April 1863, and to Sergeant on the field at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. He mustered out on 1 August 1864 with his Company in Boston, MA.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines1. The reference to his presence at Antietam from Voices.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture is from a c. 1861 sixth-plate tintype with the kind permission of owner Kevin Canberg.


04/15/1843; Medford, MA


12/05/1883; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 86  [AotW citation 18414]

2   Woodhead, Henry, editor, Voices of the Civil War: Antietam, Alexandria (Va): Time-Life Books, 1996, pg. 64  [AotW citation 18415]