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Federal (USV)


Ferdinand Grawe

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was 33 years old when he enlisted on Long Island, and he mustered in as Private, Company F, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at Smoketown/Antietam field hospital near the battlefield, but died there of his wounds on 10 October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service data from the State of New York.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 He's also on a casualty list in the New York Daily Herald of 25 September 1862, as Fernando Grancy. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as Ferdinand Gravie.


c. 1828


10/10/1862; 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 3567]

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, Issue 23 (for the year 1900), pg. 970  [AotW citation 8486]

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, p. 227  [AotW citation 30106]