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Federal (USV)


David H. Winship

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Hanover, NH, he enlisted on 12 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company F, 9th New Hampshire Infantry the same day.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring hospital on the Geeting farm near Keedysville, MD, and his arm was amputated. He was probably moved to the Smoketown Hospital, as he died of wounds there on 14 November 1862. He was reinterred from burial on the battlefield to the new National Cemetery after the War.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service from Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire,2 which says he died at Falmouth, VA. Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His memorial in Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT is on Findagrave.


c. 1843 in VA


11/14/1862; Smoketown, 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 4371]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 1, pg. 509  [AotW citation 20314]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 443  [AotW citation 20315]