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Federal (USV)


Emanuel Shirdon

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company F, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 18 August 1862 and mustered as Private on 25 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds at the US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD on 15 January 1863.

After the War

He was first granted a Federal pension in June 1866 (#65594) and was drawing it at least as late as 1883, then living in Newark, NJ.

References & notes

Basic information from Toombs1. Service from Stryker. 2 Pension and residence detail from the List.3


Date not known in NJ


1   Toombs, Samuel, Reminiscences of the War ... the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, Orange (NJ): The (Orange) Journal, 1878, pg. 22  [AotW citation 7863]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William S. Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 646  [AotW citation 17166]

3   US Department of the Interior, Pension Office, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, 5 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1883, Vol. 1, pg. 622  [AotW citation 17167]