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Federal (USV)


Sheffield L. Sherman

(c. 1839 - 1920)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

From Richmond, RI, he mustered as Private in Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Artillery on 24 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He suffered a flesh wound of the right arm from a gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital in Sharpsburg, and discharged for wounds on 20 December 1862 in Baltimore, MD.

References & notes

Service information from Dyer.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


1920; burial in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Exeter, 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. 756  [AotW citation 18675]

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. 384  [AotW citation 18676]