(1818 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 97th New York Infantry
He enlisted as a Private in the Bavarian Army in 1834 and served 18 years, ending as a Lieutenant in 1852. He came to America about 1855 and was then in business at White Lake, Oneida County, NY. By then age 43, he helped raise troops, mostly German-speakers, enrolled on 15 September 1861 at Bear Creek, and mustered into Federal service as 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 97th New York Infantry on 16 October. Although not very good in English, he was "regarded as the best drilled line officer in the regiment."
On the Campaign
He was killed in action by a piece of artillery shell at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was buried on the battlefield [map] and reinterred in the new National Cemetery about 1867.
References & notes
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Louis Delormi. His service from New York,2 which also lists him as Von Dallarmi or Delorme. Details from a bio sketch in Hough.3 His memorial is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph provided by Scott Hann from his collection.
08/25/1818; Aschafleuburg, Bavaria, GERMANY
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 3421]
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 1902, Ser. No. 32, pg. 796 [AotW citation 25045]
3 Hough, Franklin Benjamin, History of Duryee's Brigade, during the Campaign in Virginia under Gen. Pope, and in Maryland under Gen. McClellan, in the Summer and Autumn of 1862, Albany: J. Munsell, 1864, pg. 181 [AotW citation 25046]