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Federal (USA)


Lewis S. Sumner

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 25 year old lumberman, he enlisted in Bangor, ME as Private, Company B, 17th US Infantry on 16 August 1861 to serve 5 years.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 October 1862 with typhoid fever and died there on 31 October 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 as Lewis J. Sumner. His service from the Register.2 His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1836; Amherst, ME


10/31/1862; 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 4241]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142, pg. 757  [AotW citation 25264]