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Federal (USV)


Frederick D. Culver

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

From Chester, CT, he enlisted on 11 October 1861 and mustered as Private, Company K, 11th Connecticut Infantry on the 14 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring (aka Crystal Spring) hospital on the Geeting farm near Keedysville, MD, where he died of wounds on 5 (or 6) October 1862, age 27.

References & notes

Burial from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service information from Ingersoll,2 who has his death on 26 October. Hospital detail from Nelson.3 There is memorial (cenotaph?) for him in Center Cemetery, Rocky Hill, CT (via Findagrave).

More on the Web

See more about Culver and his death in a fine post by John Banks.


c. 1835


10/05/1862; Keedysville, 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 3386]

2   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pg. 497  [AotW citation 20533]

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. 178  [AotW citation 20534]