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Federal (USV)


Johannes Alexander


(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Freedom, WI, he enlisted as Corporal, Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 May 1861 as John Alexander.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Roster.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a memorial in the Westfield German Methodist Episcopal Cemetery in Rock Springs, WI.


01/29/1840; Dillheim, Rhein Province, PRUSSIA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3153]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 497  [AotW citation 26467]