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Federal (USV)


Ellis Usher Kidder

(1821 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He probably worked in the music publishing business for Kidder & Wright, in Boston, before moving to New York City by 1860. He enlisted in the 4th New York Infantry on 30 May 1861, at age 40.

On the Campaign

He died of dysentery 5 days after the battle of Antietam in Keedysville, MD.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Further details from the research posted by Dr. David Hamrick on his Hymn blog. Kidder's wife Mary Ann Pepper Kidder (1820 - 1905), was a prolific hymn writer, poet, and playwright.


02/02/1821; Charlestown, MA


09/22/1862; Keedysville, 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 3726]