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Federal (USV)


Edward T. Burger

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 64th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 17 years old when he enlisted in Company E, 64th New York Infantry in September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 10 October 1862 with inflammation of the stomach and diarrhea and died there on 13 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service information from State of New York2. Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1844


11/13/1862; Frederick, 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 3272]

2   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, Issue 27 (for 1900), pg. 223  [AotW citation 7705]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #891  [AotW citation 25284]