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Federal (USV)


Michael Fay

(c. 1825 - 1862)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

A 36 year old moulder in Providence, RI, he enlisted on 5 December 1861 in Company A, 2nd Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

He died of disease on 27 September at Downsville, MD.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial at Downsville to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 with service details from Dyer2.


c. 1825


09/27/1862; Downsville, 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 3484]

2   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pg. 119  [AotW citation 14100]