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Federal (USA)


Peter Erichsen

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th United States Infantry, Second Battalion

Before Antietam

Age 27, he enlisted in Elmira, NY on 14 March 1862 as Private in Company F, 14th United States Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 21 October with chronic diarrhea and died there on 8 (or 28) December 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Peter Erickson. His service from the Register,2 which says he died in Alexandria, VA. Hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Peter Erricson. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835; Hamburg, GERMANY


12/08/1862; 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 3468]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 141, pg. 234  [AotW citation 25149]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #207  [AotW citation 25150]