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Federal (USV)


Giles Racey

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, from Isle La Motte, he enlisted on 14 September 1861 and mustered as Private, Company C, 5th Vermont Infantry on 16 September.

On the Campaign

He died of disease in Hagerstown, MD on 26 November 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from Peck.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


11/26/1862; 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 4057]

2   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 155  [AotW citation 25322]