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Federal (USV)


Anthony Steffes

(c. 1841 - 1909)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, 2nd Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters on 15 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged 16 January 1863 to enlist in the First United States Cavalry. He enlisted in Company A, First US Cavalry at Falmouth, VA on 14 February 1863 but his enlistment was revoked in March 1863 (along with two other soldiers) and he was ordered returned to his Minnesota Company by General Hooker. There is no record of his rejoining his Company.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1 Regular Army enlistment record in Enlistments.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841 in GERMANY


09/13/1909; Milwaukee, WI; burial in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 518  [AotW citation 21309]

1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 149, pg. 736  [AotW citation 21310]