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Federal (USV)


Alfred Warren Davis, Sr.

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he was a gun maker from Leicester on enlistment in August 1862 in Company E, 15th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 22 September 1862. He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown. He was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 and Soldiers2. Details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 10 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1834; Newmarket, NH


09/22/1862; Hagerstown, 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 3405]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 165 - 168  [AotW citation 5745]