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Federal (USV)


Adolph Brinkman

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

Born Aron Bringmann, he came to America about 1860 with his mother, his father having died in 1849. By June 1860 he was living with older brother Michael, a physician, and his family, and sister Mariane in Philadelphia, PA. He enlisted there in Company E, 2nd Delaware Infantry at age 17 on 1 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867 from his original burial on the battlefield.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the State of Delaware.2 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1860, and research by Adrienne DeArmas for the Shapell Manuscript Foundation.


12/06/1843; Hesse Cassel, GERMANY


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 3249]

2   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, 2nd Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 14613]