One hundred and fifty years ago, Anson Croman’s and the 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment’s first assignment was to the Antietam battlefield to care for the bodies of the at least 3,650 Union and Confederate killed.
While not specifying which units were involved, the Public Broadcasting System’s documentary Death and the Civil War by Ric Burns includes a report on that work.
Anson Croman is our family’s Civil War ancestor, my 2nd great-grandfather-in-law.
For more information:
Death and Dying By Drew Gilpin Faust in Civil War Era National Cemeteries: Honoring Those Who Served, National Park Service