Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Headstone of Private Milo J. Waterhouse, Company K, 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD.

Headstone of Private Milo J. Waterhouse, Company K, 3rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD. Private Waterhouse was WIA on 9/17/1862 at the Battle of Antietam while fighting with the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Corps, Army of the Potomac through D. R. Miller's cornfield. He died on 9/17/1862. Extant info in "Bivouacs of the Dead" listed him as M J Waterhouse, Wisc. Through researching NPS "Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System" and Wisconsin regimental rosters I was able to obtain more information on Milo including his full name, rank, muster in date, regiment and date of death. This information is included on a Group post on Flickr "Antietam National Cemetery" and will soon be added to the Flickr Group "Graves of Veterans of the American Civil War".

Remembering those honored dead who gave their last full measure of devotion as we approach the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War. May all our soldiers rest in peace.


  1. Sharon,
    Good luck with your endeavors.
    Jim Rosebrock

  2. Hi,
    I believe this may be an ancestor, but I can't seem to locate your additional info on him on Flickr--could you add a link directly to that so I can read the rest of the information that you have on him?
    thank you!

  3. This may be the Milo Waterhouse for that tombstone: Here is a short link:

    I have found a Milo James Waterhouse, born April 26, 1828. He would have been a 34 year old husband with 2 children in 1862. He was from Wisconsin, near Columbus.
    If this is him, it means that both my paternal grandparent's grandmothers lost their husbands in that war, leaving them with children. Both were from Wisconsin.

    I have also found a diary probably from a soldier in the same regiment: