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.