New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 24, 1862|
Son of John Wright Annis and Sarah Annis.
Myron served as a Private in Battery L, 1st New York Light Artillery during the Civil War.
Killed in Action at Antietam, MD.
He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam when his battery was overrun by a Confederate counter-attack led by General Hood's Texans.
He is not buried in this cemetery. This is a Cenotaph.
He is buried in Antietam National Cemetery, Section 11, Lot C, Grave #25, at Sharpsburg, Maryland.
A fellow soldier and friend, George Breck wrote on September 29, 1862:
"We regret to be obliged to announce the death of one of our company who was wounded in the recent great battle. Myron Annis from Scottsville, who was mentioned as being wounded in my communication of the 18th, died from the effects of his wound on Thursday night of last week, the 24th inst. He was hit by a Minie ball while driving his team, the ball penetrating his left lung, passing through the body, entering the wrist and finally lodging in the palm of his left hand. The wound was not considered so serious at first. The deceased died at an hospital some four miles from the battle field, and his remains were put into a plain but neat coffin and deposited on the banks of the Antietam river, where there is a number of graves of Union soldiers who have died from wounds received in the battle of Antietam. We were told that the only grave among the number containing a coffin was the newly made one in which had been deposited the remains of our brother soldier. The deceased was a faithful soldier, one of the first to join the company, and fell a sacrifice to his country while actively discharging his duties in the defence of that country. Martin Annis, a brother of deceased - a member of the company - has the ball that accomplished the work of death."
New York, USA
Plot: lot 90
Created by: Russ Pickett
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36561609