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Federal (USV)


Nathan J. White

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted and mustered as Corporal, Company F, 30th Ohio Infantry on 21 August 1861. He was appointed Sergeant and Color Bearer on 25 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. Major Hildt later reported:

Sergeant White, bearer of the national color, stood amidst the rain of bullets and defiantly waved the color toward the advancing enemy, when he received a shot in the breast and fell dead. Corporal Howerth, of Company D, seized them and bore them off the field.

References & notes

His service from the Roster.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Jim Buchanan for the poke to look into Sgt. White and the other men mentioned in Major Hildt's Report.


06/02/1837; Belmont County, OH


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Old Ebenezer Cemetery, Bethesda, OH


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 411  [AotW citation 22215]