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Federal (USV)


Edwin F. Daneker

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Maryland Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

He mustered as a Private in Battery A, Maryland Light Artillery on 9 November 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded by round shot in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he was discharged for wounds on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Service from Wilmer.1 Wound information from Nelson2.


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 798  [AotW citation 20770]

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. 182  [AotW citation 20771]