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Federal (USV)


Simon F. Blanchard

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Kalamazoo, he enlisted at age 24 in Company D, 17th Michigan Infantry on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital in Sharpsburg, but died on 1 (or 12) November 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 with service details from the Michigan Adjutant General2. Casualty information from Nelson3.


c. 1838


11/01/1862; 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 3229]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 12  [AotW citation 16394]

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, pg. 134  [AotW citation 16395]