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Federal (USV)


Stephen Cortland Roosa

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Enrolled and gave his age as 20 on 10 August 1861 in Kingston, and mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 59th New York Infantry on 12 October. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 28 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 20 September 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which listed him as Private S. Rosegu. He may actually be buried in Lake Katrine Cemetery, Ulster, NY. Service data from State of New York2.


02/00/1842; Ulster, NY


09/20/1862; 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 4112]

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, Issue 26 (for 1900), pg. 591  [AotW citation 8617]