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Federal (USV)


Henry White

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry, Company G

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Waterville, he mustered as Private in Company G, 1st Maine Cavalry on 19 October 1861. He was detailed as a cook assigned to the regimental Quartermaster in July 1862.

On the Campaign

He died, probably of disease, in a hospital in Frederick, MD on 20 October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him in Company E. Service from the Adjutant General2 and Tobie.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840; Quebec, CANADA


10/20/1862; 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 4348]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 482  [AotW citation 20781]

3   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 574  [AotW citation 25441]