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Federal (USV)


Aretas E. Merritt

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted as a Private in Company G, 30th Ohio Infantry on 17 August 1861 and mustered into Federal service with them at Champ Chase, Columbus, OH on 28 August.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 as Aretas E. Merrett. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Union Cemetery, Steubenville, 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. 416  [AotW citation 22224]