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Federal (USV)


David Read

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 23 on 5 November 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company K, 59th New York Infantry on 22 November.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was paroled (date unknown), and transferred to Company A on 25 June 1863. He was wounded 2 July 1863 in action at Gettysburg, PA, and died of wounds 6 July 1863 in Gettysburg.

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.




07/06/1863; Gettysburg, PA


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 26 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 8787]