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The military information for each veteran has been taken from "Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865" for soldiers serving from Michigan. Non-Michigan veteran military information has been taken from the Adjutant General's Reports for their respective states or compiled information from other official sources. All other information has been obtained from sources deemed accurate and reliable.

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Upton, Frederick W.  Cemetery: St. John's Lutheran - Fraser
Born:  1836 (GER)  Died: March 6, 1898 (61y,5m,12d)
Wayne County.  Enlisted in Battery A, [First Michigan Light Artillery] May 28, 1861, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 24.  Mustered May 28, 1861.  Wounded in action and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia, September 19, 1863.  Paroled.  Discharged at expiration of term of service at Chattanooga, Tennessee, May 31, 1864.
Enlistment Rank: Private.
Pension: Pension Request filed by veteran 1/28/1889, Application 344109.
Widow (Mary) filed request 5/31/1898, Application 677195.
No state specified by veteran, widow filed from Michigan.

Researchers Note:
The headstone for this veteran lists his name as Frederick W. Upton Opfer.  He is listed as Frederick Upton in the “Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War 1861-1865.”

Researchers Note: This veteran is listed as Frederick Opfer in the 1890 Special Veteran’s Census.



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