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Federal (USV)


Matthew Carson

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old mason, he enlisted 9 May 1861 at Buffalo to serve two years, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Originally buried on the battlefield, he was reinterred in the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from the New York Adjutant General2 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3.


c. 1831 in IRELAND


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 3300]

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, For the Year 1899, Serial No. 20, pg. 194  [AotW citation 17104]