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Federal (USV)


Christian Ziehm

(1836 - 1917)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old sailor, he enlisted in Buffalo on 7 May 1861 to serve two years, and mustered in on 20 May as a Private in Company E, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in the body and leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army hospital in the Old Church in Frederick, MD on 1 October 1862, transferred to USA General Hospital #1 on 24 January 1863, and returned to his unit on 5 February. He mustered out with his Company on 18 May 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 as Christian Zeihm and Zeitem, with wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Hospital detail from the Patient List,3 as Christian Zihm. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1836; Bonn, GERMANY


1917; burial in Forest Lawn, Buffalo, NY


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. 309  [AotW citation 28202]

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. 294  [AotW citation 28203]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #123  [AotW citation 28254]