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Federal (USV)


William Fredenburg

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company D, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg where his leg was amputated, but he died of wounds there on 8 November 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as William Freidenburg. Service from Bates.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/08/1862; 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 3521]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. III, pg. 1035  [AotW citation 21712]

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. 215  [AotW citation 21713]