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Federal (USV)


Francis William Nuboer

(1814 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 38, he enlisted on 9 August 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Sergeant in Company C, 51st New York Infantry on 9 September.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring field hospital on the Geeting farm near Keedysville, then admitted to the US Army General Hospital (GH) #4 in Frederick, MD on 22 September. He was transferred on to Washington, DC on 25 September and discharged for disability from his wound on 8 January 1863 from Hammond General Hospital at Point Lookout, MD.

After the War

In 1870 he was a printer in New York City.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 who does not mention the place of his wounding. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 and Nelson.3 His wounding also on a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1870.

He's also seen as Nuober, Nubur, and Nuboir; his birth name was probably Frans Willem Nuboer/Neuboer.


08/10/1814; Amsterdam, HOLLAND


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 1900, Ser. No. 25, p. 167  [AotW citation 30336]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #424  [AotW citation 30337]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, p. 338  [AotW citation 30338]