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Federal (USV)


Zelotus Blanchard

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 34th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19 years, he enlisted 22 May 1861 at Champlain to serve two years and mustered in as Private, Company D, 34th New York Infantry on 15 June.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD, then at hospitals in Frederick, MD and Philadelphia, PA. He mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1863 at Albany, NY, and had subsequent service in Company C, Eighteenth New York Cavalry.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. Casualty details from Nelson2.


c. 1841


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 22 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8259]

2   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. 134  [AotW citation 16396]