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Federal (USV)


Carl Ritter

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted in New York City for three years and mustered as Corporal in Company G, 103rd New York Infantry on 20 December 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was briefly treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD to 30 September when he was transferred to another hospital, possibly in Philadelphia, PA. He was promoted First Sergeant, date not given and reenlisted on 6 January 1864. He mustered as First Lieutenant, Company E, 28 January 1865, transferred to Company B of the Battalion 14 March, and mustered as Captain on 22 April 1865. He was dismissed on 25 September 1865.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General.1 Hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Charles Ritter.


c. 1839


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 1902, Ser. No. 33, pg. 824  [AotW citation 19810]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #620  [AotW citation 19811]