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Federal (USV)


Edward E. Brackett

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

He was Private, Company I, 5th Maine Militia in May 1861, and saw action at First Bull Run on 21 July. At age 23, from Boston, MA, he mustered as First Sergeant, Company D, 10th Maine Infantry on 4 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was acting 2nd Lieutenant on the Maryland Campaign (but not mustered at that rank). He was mortally wounded in the bowels in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds the next day. His commission as 2nd Lieutenant arrived after his death. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service from the Maine Adjutant General2 with detail from Gould's History.3


04/17/1838; Charlestown, MA


09/18/1862; 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 3236]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 273  [AotW citation 17341]

3   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 242, 648  [AotW citation 17410]