|A memorial and state-issued marker for 16th Connecticut Private Nelson Snow|
in West Suffield (Conn.) Cemetery.
With the exception of Captain Newton Manross, who was killed early in the regiment’s fight and carried to the rear, the dead of the 16th Connecticut were interred near a large tree on the Otto farm that 16th Connecticut adjutant John Burnham marked on all sides. Snow was buried on the north side of that tree with his Company D comrades: corporals Horace Warner of Suffield and Michael Grace of Enfield and Private George Allen, also of Suffield. Privates Henry Aldrich of Bristol, John Bingham of East Haddam and Theodore DeMarrs of Cromwell and Sergeant Wadsworth Washburn of Berlin were also buried in the large trench. (Click here for my downloadable Excel spreadsheet of Connecticut Antietam deaths.)
"I have been particular to mention the precise locality of each (body)," Burnham wrote days after the battle, "so that in the event of the signs being displaced by the elements or otherwise, they may be found; and I trust that anyone who comes to the spot will be very particular and disturb none but those of whom they are in search.” (2) It's unknown, however, whether Snow's remains were returned to the state or re-buried in Antietam National Cemetery.
(1) Relyea, William Henry. “The History of the 16th Connecticut Volunteers,” MS 72782, Connecticut Historical Society
(2) Hartford Courant, Sept. 30, 1862
|State-issued markers for brothers Orlando and Nelson Snow. It's unclear whether|
the soldiers' remains were returned to Connecticut.