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Federal (USV)


William Snyder

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 97th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted in Durhamville on 10 March 1862 as Private, Company D, 97th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown hospital but died of wounds on 7 (or 10) October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. His service from New York.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1844


10/07/1862; Smoketown, 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 4197]

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 1902, Ser. No. 32, pg. 972  [AotW citation 25047]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 395  [AotW citation 25048]