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Federal (USV)


Nathan F. Powers

(c. 1817 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 45, from Johnstown, MI, he enlisted 24 July 1862 in Kalamazoo and mustered as Private, Company D, 17th Michigan Infantry on 6 August.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at the Big Spring Hospital near Sharpsburg on 23 or 24 October (or 10 November) 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried at Sharpsburg but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from the Record of Service.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His memorial in Iden Cemetery, Banfield, MI is also on Findagrave.


c. 1817


10/23/1862; 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 4042]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 84  [AotW citation 20232]