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Federal (USV)


David E. Maxfield

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 97th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 7 October 1861 in Booth and mustered as Private, Company E, 97th New York Infantry on 15 October. He was probably promoted to Sergeant, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh and his tibia was broken in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 October and his leg was amputated on 22 October, but he died there on 27 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


10/27/1862; 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 3856]

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 1902, Ser. No. 32, pg. 894  [AotW citation 22598]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #737, 9.999  [AotW citation 22599]