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Federal (USV)


Francis E. Drake

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry

Before Antietam

Age 18, from Boston, MA, he mustered as Private in Company C, 1st Maine Cavalry on 2 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease in Frederick, MD on 23 (or 24) October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick, MD to the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service from the Adjutant General2 and Tobie.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1844


10/23/1862; 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 3443]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 469  [AotW citation 20775]

3   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 505  [AotW citation 25438]