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Federal (USV)


John E. Goundry

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

Previously living in New York, he had been in Stillwater for a year and was a saddle shop worker when he mustered as Private, Company B, First Minnesota Infantry on 29 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as John E. Gundry. Details from Chuck Barden and Wayne Jorgenson's excellent database2. See a transcription of his letter about the First Minnesota at First Bull Run, from Harry Smeltzer at Bull Runnings (contributed by John Hennessy).


c. 1837 in OH


09/17/1862; 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 3581]

2   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>  [AotW citation 16062]