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Federal (USV)


Martin McCandraw

(? - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Stillwater, MN, he enlisted as a Private in Company B, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 10 June 1861. He was detached for service with Battery B, 4th US Artillery on 7 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam while serving with Battery B on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which lists him as Martin McCawdron, as does his stone. Service details from the Roster.2 Buell has him as Martin McCandra.3

He may be the M. McKendry, a 32 year old Irish-born raftsman, found in the US Census of 1860 for Stillwater, MN.


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 3863]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 503  [AotW citation 10300]

3   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pg. 29  [AotW citation 27461]