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Federal (USV)


John E. Pickard

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Belfast, he mustered as Private in Company E, 1st Maine Cavalry on 4 September 1862.

On the Campaign

He may have been wounded on the Maryland Campaign of September 1862 but was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 October 1862 with typhoid fever. He died there on 14 November 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from the Adjutant General.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as J.E. Pitchard. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


11/14/1862; 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 4029]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 476  [AotW citation 20779]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #9.999  [AotW citation 20780]