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C.S. Rhoades

C.S. Rhoades

Federal (USV)


Chester S. Rhoades

(1834 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 34th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 26 year old living with his parents and sister on the family farm at Crown Point in Essex County, NY. He enlisted on 1 May 1861 at Crown Point, NY and mustered on 15 June in Albany as a Private in Company H, 34th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action, probably in the West Woods, at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the State of New York,2 as Chester S. Rhodes. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1850 (which has his birth in Vermont) and 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph (with Sergeant Charles B. Barton of Co. C), now in the Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).


03/28/1834; Crown Point Center, NY


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 4081]

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, p. 250  [AotW citation 30574]