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Federal (USV)


Alexander Livingston

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

A 27 year old hunter from Chanhassen in Carver County, MN, he enlisted in Company A, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 5 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated but he died of wounds on 23 November 1862 at the Smoketown Hospital.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Minnesota.2 Amputation details from the MSHWR.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1834; Racine, WI


11/23/1862; Smoketown, 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 3805]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93  [AotW citation 25017]

3   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 270  [AotW citation 25018]