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Federal (USV)


Edward H. Wade

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

From Millburn, NJ, he enrolled as Captain, Company E, 71st New York Infantry for 3 month's service on 19 April 1861. He mustered out 31 July. On 17 February 1862 he mustered as Captain, Company F, 59th New York Infantry in New York City.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam. He was shot through the neck laterally, suffered a fracture of the ankle, and was totally paralyzed.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital, Sharpsburg, and then at a hospital in New York City. He died of his wounds there on 5 October 1862.

After the War

Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post No. 96, Millburn, NJ, founded in 1885, was named for him.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Casualty details from Nelson.2 Thanks to Ron Linfonte for the pointer to the Captain's hometown, GAR Post, and gravesite.




10/05/1862; New York City, NY; burial in Presbyterian Cemetery, Springfield, NJ


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 the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8816]

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. 424  [AotW citation 17510]