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Federal (USV)


Oliver B. Drake

(1844 - 1864)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Bristol, he enlisted as a Private in Company A, 2nd Vermont Infantry on 22 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US Army General Hospital at Broad & Cherry Streets in Philadelphia. His arm was amputated and he was discharged at Germantown, Philadelphia on 26 March 1863 for disability.

References & notes

His service from Peck1 with details from his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1844; Bristol, VT


11/13/1864; Le Grande, OR; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Bristol, VT


1   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 64  [AotW citation 28930]

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 28931]