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Federal (USV)


Harvey N. Wilson

(1840 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 16 September in Putnam County and mustered as Private, Company I, 59th New York Infantry on 24 October. He was probably promoted to Sergeant, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his hip and bladder in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg and admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September 1862, but he died there on 8 March 1863. His body was taken home by relatives.

References & notes

Service information from the State of New York.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




03/08/1863; Frederick, MD; burial in Mount Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery, Carmel, 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 26 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8826]

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. 441  [AotW citation 25356]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.651  [AotW citation 25357]