(1828 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
In 1860 he was a 31 year old shoemaker in Haverhill, Essex County, MA. He enlisted there as a Private in Company G, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 6 August 1862 and mustered into service on the 17th at Camp Stanton in Lynnfield, MA.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, not quite 34 years old.
References & notes
His service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines 1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, and United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903 (National Archives), via fold3. His memorial in Groveland, MA, provided by the government in July 1887 and probably a cenotaph, is on Findagrave.
His picture from a photograph in Winifred Jewel Harley's My Great-Grandmother Judith Sargent Gile 1804-1891, a private family volume; Judith Sargent was Andrew's mother. Thanks to descendant Kristin Laing for sharing that photo, his final letter home, and the story of how the family came to know of Andrew's death, in a post on her blog. Thanks also to Andy Cardinal for the hint that his photograph existed.
09/22/1828 in NH
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 686 [AotW citation 20424]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 27593]