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Federal (USV)


Rudolph Giggley

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 49th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 29, he enlisted on 10 September 1861 in Buffalo for three years and mustered as Private, Company F, 49th New York Infantry on 11 September.

On the Campaign

He was listed as "sick at Sharpsburg".

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 5 November for "phthisis" (probably tuberculosis) and died on 14 November 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Rudolph Griggley. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital and illness details from the Patient List,3 as Rudolph Gigley. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as Rudolph Giggly.


c. 1832


11/14/1862; 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 3576]

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 1900, Ser. No. 24, pg. 1244  [AotW citation 22516]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.386  [AotW citation 22517]