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Federal (USV)


Julius Faehndrich

(c. 1819 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 40 year old farmer from Breslau, he arrived in New York City in May 1859 aboard the Bremen Ship Neptun of 639 tons burthen, intending to continue on to Canada.

On 24 November 1861, giving his age as 35 years, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years and mustered in as a teamster, Company G, 103rd New York Infantry on 5 December.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring field hospital at Sharpsburg, then, from 12 October, in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD. He died there of wounds on 7 November 1862.

References & notes

His immigration details from the Neptun passenger list, online from FamilySearch (login required). Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Julius Fanhdrick. His service from the NY Adjutant General,2 who does not have his cause of death. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 3 as Joseph Feindrich, and Nelson,4 who lists him as J. Fendrick. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Breslau was in Silesia, part of Germany in 1859, and is now called Wrocław, and is in Poland.


c. 1819; Breslau, Silesia, GERMANY


11/07/1862; 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 3479]

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. 33, pg. 737  [AotW citation 19771]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.375  [AotW citation 19772]

4   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. 206  [AotW citation 19773]