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Federal (USV)


Delos W. Vredenburg

(c. 1846 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 16 (giving his age as 18), from Olive, MI, he enlisted on 1 June in Hillsdale, and mustered as Private, Company H, 17th Michigan Infantry on 19 August 1862 in Detroit.

On the Campaign

He was killed less than a month later in the regiment's first combat action, at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 which has him as Delas Vredenburg. Service from Record of Service.2 Age detail from descendant Dr. Gary Steinhardt. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1846


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, 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 4303]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg.   [AotW citation 20175]