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Federal (USV)


Peter H. Cleveland

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 97th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted at Little Falls on 25 January 1862 as Private, Company I, 97th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the left thigh (femur broken), right arm, and right shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at field hospitals on the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg and at Smoketown, MD, but he died of his wounds on 23 (or 30) October 1862. He was originally buried on the hospital grounds and reinterred in the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1. His service from New York.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


10/23/1862; Smoketown, 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 3341]

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 1902, Ser. No. 32, pg. 782  [AotW citation 25053]

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. 164  [AotW citation 25054]