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Federal (USA)


Henry Thesang

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: artillery

Unit: 3rd United States Artillery, Batteries C and G

Before Antietam

A 21 year old laborer, he enlisted on 15 April 1858 in Newport (RI?) in Company C, 3rd United States Artillery.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his body in action at Boteler's Ford near Shepherdstown, VA on 20 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 29 September but died there of wounds on 29 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 History1. His service from the Register,2 which has his military occupation as Carriagemaker at the time of his death. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1837; Hanover, GERMANY


10/29/1862; 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 4257]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 053, pg. 244  [AotW citation 25347]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #118  [AotW citation 25348]