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Federal (USV)


Joseph Merg

(c. 1819 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 42 years, he enlisted 18 October 1861 at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 103rd New York Infantry on 29 October. He was promoted Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Jospeh Merk. Cemetery record says "killed in battle". His service from the NY Adjutant General.2


c. 1819


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 3917]