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Federal (USV)


Orrin W. Olds

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 121st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted at Newport as Private, Company C, 121st New York Infantry on 24 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of typhoid fever at Hagerstown, MD on 8 (or 15) November 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in Hagerstown and was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the State of New York,2 which also has him as Orson W. Olds. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1838


11/08/1862; Hagerstown, 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 4001]

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 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 141  [AotW citation 25083]