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Federal (USV)


Emil Muller

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 46th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted in New York City for three years and mustered as Corporal, Company K, 46th New York Infantry on 16 September 1861. He was transferred to Company I by 31 October and was promoted to Sergeant on 8 September 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated, probably at a field hospital near Sharpsburg, and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 3 October 1862. He died there of wounds on 21 October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which, like his gravestone (via Findagrave) has him as Pvt. Emile Mullen. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Emill M. Mueller. His last name is probably best written as Müller.


c. 1837


10/21/1862; 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 3956]

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 1900, Ser. No. 24, pg. 547  [AotW citation 22477]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #72  [AotW citation 22478]