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Federal (USV)


Myron H. Fields

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 in Buffalo to serve two years and mustered as Private, Company A, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May. He was promoted to Corporal on 26 July and Sergeant on 7 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease in the Smoketown field hospital on 30 November 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Adjutant General2 as Field. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1831 in NY


11/30/1862; Smoketown, 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 3493]

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 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 213  [AotW citation 28216]