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Federal (USV)


Nelson Steindecker

(1841 - 1866)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted 3 May 1861 as Private, Company B, 20th New York Infantry at age 20.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted Corporal on 1 March 1863 and mustered out of the service on 1 June 1863.

After the War

He was last living in New York City.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Further details from Jeffrey I. Richman's research on soldiers buried in Greenwood.


1841 in NY


1866; New York City, NY; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   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, Issue 20, pp. 1 - 174  [AotW citation 5346]