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Federal (USV)


Lyman B. Holmes

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer in Woodbury, VT, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 3rd Vermont Infantry on 10 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the foot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Fredrick, MD on 2 October but died there of wounds on 31 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick 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 Peck.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841 in VT


10/31/1862; 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 3651]

2   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 103  [AotW citation 25174]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #129  [AotW citation 25175]