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Federal (USV)


Oscar Lionel Cornman

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, from Stillwater, MN, he mustered as Corporal, Company F, First Minnesota Infantry on 18 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed by gunshot to the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Corporal Cornman's body was interred by Company B, apart from all the others, in a beautiful grove near the battlefield [map]. May it rest undisturbed by the clangor of battle until the great Day when kindred and friends and comrades shall meet to separate no more forever.

After the War

He was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Oscar Corman. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.2 Details from Barden & Jorgenson.3 His stone in the National Cemetery and his memorial in Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, MN, are on Findagrave. The quote above from his obituary in the Stillwater Messenger of 30 September 1862.


12/04/1840 in PA


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 3371]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 51  [AotW citation 20237]

3   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/140  [AotW citation 20238]