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Federal (USV)


Edward D. Calkins

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, 6th Wisconsin Infantry on 19 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, Sharpsburg, but lost his right leg to amputation. He was discharged for disability on 18 January 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1. Casualty details from Nelson.2


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pp. 497 - 498  [AotW citation 10264]

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. 152  [AotW citation 17039]