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Federal (USV)

Private

Henry Sweetman

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19 years. Enlisted, April 23, 1861, at New York City; mustered in as Private, Company E on May 4, 1861 to serve two years. He was wounded in action April 19, 1862, probably at the Battle of Camden, NC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died October 27, 1862 of wounds received at Antietam, Md. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from State of New York2.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

10/27/1862; 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 4244]

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, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 761  [AotW citation 12579]