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Federal (USV)


John Schmidt

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old carpenter, he enlisted in Buffalo, NY on 1 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company A, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 2 February 1863 and mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863 in Buffalo. He enlisted again, on 29 June 1863 as a Private in Company H, 12th New York Cavalry. He was ill, in a hospital when they mustered out of service on 19 July 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with Antietam wound detail from the Chronicles.2


c. 1829 in GERMANY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 281; 1894, V 2, pg 1254  [AotW citation 28150]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 293  [AotW citation 28151]