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Federal (USV)


Charles Vater

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 22 August 1862 in New York City and mustered as Private, Company A, 7th New York Infantry the next day.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the scrotum, testes, and nates in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 26 September 1862 but died there of wounds on 29 September.

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, who has him as Charles Vaed. Service details from the State of New York,2 which says he died of disease. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Charles Vacer. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/29/1862; 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 4287]

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 1899, Ser. No. 18, pg. 270  [AotW citation 25376]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #398  [AotW citation 25377]