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Federal (USV)


Wesley Slider

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old blacksmith in Bedford, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He probably returned to duty, but was then sent, sick, to the US Army General Hospital #1 in Fredrick, MD on 12 December 1862. He died of disease there on 3 April 1863.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster and the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


04/03/1863; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 588  [AotW citation 18516]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.154  [AotW citation 18517]