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Federal (USV)


Mathew S. Dawson

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 107th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted in Havana and mustered as Private, Company H, 107th New York Infantry on 25 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD beginning 22 September, but died there of his wounds on 26 September 1862. He was originally buried in Frederick and reinterred at the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Adjutant General,2 who has his death on 1 October. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3


c. 1841


09/26/1862; 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 3413]

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 1903, Ser. No. 34, pg. 42  [AotW citation 21879]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.335  [AotW citation 21880]