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Federal (USV)


Marvin Preston Raymond

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted for 3 months' service as Private, Company A, 16th Ohio Infantry on 10 May 1861 and was discharged on 18 August in Cleveland, OH. He enlisted again, in Dansville, MI as a Private in Company I, First US Sharpshooters on 20 December 1861. He was promoted to First Sergeant in 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in a skirmish at Boteler's Ford on the Potomac River near Shepherdstown, VA on 19 September 1862; he was hit by a gunshot while he was wading the river.

References & notes

His service from Stevens,1 the Ohio Roster,2 and the Michigan Adjutant General.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/24/1837; Dexter, MI


09/19/1862; near Shepherdstown, VA; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Dansville, MI


1   Stevens, Charles Augustus, Berdan's United States Sharpshooters in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865, St. Paul (MN): The Price-McGill Company, 1892, pg. 210  [AotW citation 26146]

2   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  [AotW citation 26147]

3   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915  [AotW citation 26148]