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Federal (USV)


John Roe

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 33, he enlisted at Great Neck, NY and mustered in as a Private in Company B, 42nd New York Infantry on 28 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his left thigh, the bone broken, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October and his leg was amputated on the 27th by Surgeon Webb, but it did not save him, and he died there on 30 October 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 History.1. His service from the State of New York.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1828


10/30/1862; 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 4107]

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. 23, p. 1064  [AotW citation 30088]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #663  [AotW citation 30089]