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Federal (USV)

Private

Reuben E. Salisbury

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery G

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted in Mexico, NY on 14 October 1861 and mustered as Corporal, Battery G, First NY Light Artillery on 17 October.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 (or was mortally wounded and died the same day).

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Muster Roll [pdf], online from the NY State Military Museum.

Birth

c. 1840

Death

09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4123]