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Federal (USV)


Robert Rayner

(1829 - 1886)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

From Providence, he mustered as Private in Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Artillery on 6 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right side of his neck in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital in Sharpsburg and returned to his Battery in February 1863. He was promoted to Corporal onn

References & notes

Service information from Dyer,1 which has him as Robert Raynor. Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




12/04/1886; burial in North Burial Ground, Providence, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 754  [AotW citation 18670]

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. 359  [AotW citation 18671]