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Federal (USV)


Alvin Orcutt

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 34th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted for two years on 18 May 1861 at Rathbone and mustered as Private, Company E, 34th New York Infantry on 15 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

There was an effort made to gather all the dead buried on these fields into the National Cemetery [in 1867]; but of the forty-three men from the Thirty-fourth, killed and buried here, only eleven sleep in identified graves. These are: John H. Adle, Company C; Henry Bailey, Company D; John Beardsley, Company G; James Donohoe, Company A; Henry Oilman, Company A; Peter Jolly, Company D; W. H. Lewis, Company K; Alvin Orcutt, Company E; Chester S. Rhodes, Company H; William Rubbins, Company G; William A. Salisbury, Company C.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Alvey Orcutt. Service from the State of New York.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave; with Albin Orcott on the stone. He also has a memorial in Hornby, NY (via Findagrave) as Alvin A. Alcott. The quote above from Chapin's A Brief History of the Thirty-fourth Regiment, N. Y. S. V.


c. 1843


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 4005]

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. 22, pg. 243  [AotW citation 21681]