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Federal (USV)


Newman Crane

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, from Fayette, MI, he enlisted on 1 June in Hillsdale, and mustered as Private, Company H, 17th Michigan Infantry on 19 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the hip at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army Hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September but died there of wounds and pneumonia on 10 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Record of Service.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 He also has a memorial in Allen Township Cemetery, Allen, MI [via Findagrave].


c. 1844; Hillsdale County, MI


10/10/1862; 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 3381]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 25  [AotW citation 20180]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #87  [AotW citation 20181]