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Federal (USV)


Luther E. Stewart

(1842 - 1914)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old mechanic in Clinton, MA, he enlisted in Worcester as a Private in Company G, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 30 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US Army General Hospital at 22nd and Wood Streets in Philadelphia and returned to duty on 21 November 1862. He reenlisted on 1 January 1864 and was wounded again, by a gunshot to his left foot at Bethesda Church, VA on 2 June 1864. He was in the Mount Pleasant Hospital in Washington, DC to at least August 1865 and his left leg was amputated. He had been administratively transferred to Company K, 36th Massachusetts Infantry in October 1864 and was discharged for disability on 16 October 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was a boot and shoe finisher in Worcester, MA. By 1900 at to at least 1910 he was a farmer at Royalston, MA.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1, his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3, and Walcott.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880-1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He maried Susan Steele Shepardson (1849-1935) in April 1878 and they had 3 children.


05/1842; Sudbury, MA


09/12/1914; Worcester County, MA; burial in Maple Cemetery, Royalston, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 630  [AotW citation 26542]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26543]

3   Walcott, Charles Folsom, History of the Twenty-first Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the War for the Preservation of the Union, 1861-1865, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882, pg. 208  [AotW citation 26544]