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Federal (USV)


Edmund J. Ewers

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted as Private in Company D, 30th Ohio Infantry on 16 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring/Big Spring field hospital on the Geeting farm near Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds on 21 September 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Edward J. Ewens. His service from the Roster.2 Hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Edmund Ewers, Jr.

More on the Web

His name is on the Company D, 30th Ohio Volunteer Regiment Monument (dedicated 4 July 1876) in New Lexington, OH; more about it online [search monuments] from the Cincinnati Museum Center.


c. 1842


09/21/1862; 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 3474]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 406  [AotW citation 22192]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 204  [AotW citation 22193]