|Private Albert Easterbrook of the 34th New York was only 19 when he died at Antietam.|
(Photo: Courtesy of Dean Nelson)
During a research trip to the Connecticut State Library last Friday, Dean Nelson, the Museum of Connecticut History administrator, shared with me this terrific carte de visite from his collection. Albert Easterbrook, a private in the 34th New York from Oneida, N.Y., was just 19 when he died at Antietam. His name was among those on this stunningly long list of Antietam dead published in the New York Times on Oct. 12, 1862. Just imagine the outcry today if a death list like this were published today.