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Federal (USA)


Adelbert Smith

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer, he enlisted in Cooperstown, NY on 29 March 1862 as a Private in Company D, 14th United States Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 October 1862 with rheumatism and died there on 4 November 1862.

After the War

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Register.2 Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1844; Owego County, NY


11/04/1862; 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 4173]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142-43, pg. 484  [AotW citation 25155]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #803  [AotW citation 25156]