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Federal (USV)


Edwin R. Snyder

(? - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Atwater, he enlisted in Company D, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 25 April 1861. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 27 September. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Private Edwin F. Snyder. Service details from Bryant2.


09/27/1862; 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 4195]

2   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pg. 419  [AotW citation 15222]