Corporal Oscar B. Branch (1843 - 1862) 106th New York Infantry Co. H. Died at Cumberland, Md

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Corporal Oscar B. Branch enlisted in the 106th New York Co., H. August 13, 1862 at Ogdensburg New York. He died December 26, 1862 at Cumberland Maryland. We need help adding to his civil war service sources and connecting him to the wikitree family. What battle did he die?

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WikiTree profile: Oscar Branch
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United States Census, 1850, Lawrence, Saint Lawrence, NY

Est. birth year 1843, house No., 296

Daniel M Branch male 41 born NY, Anna Branch female 50 born VT, Oscar male 7 born NY, and Caroline A female 1 NY.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)

Thank you this gets us started in the right direction yes

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Oscar Branch, Find A Grave

1862 at Sharpsburg, Washington, Maryland. Death date 5 Oct 1862 at Antietam National Cemetery
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
He has two Find A Grave sources. I placed both on his profile
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by Susan Smith G2G6 Pilot (587k points)

paternal grandmother I think Anna Bromley (1781-1869) • FamilySearch and at Anna (Bromley) Branch (1781-1869) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree

Hot diggity, paternal grandfather Liberty Branch Sr (1777-1857) | WikiTree FREE Family Tree

There is what seems to be a lot more info online but this connects him to the big tree? 

Death record, military, Civil War Round Table - SLCHA

Branch, Oscar Brumley Corp Aug 13, 1862 106th NY Inf Co H Lawrence
Apr. 27, 1843 Essex Co. NY Daniel Branch; May Wilber
Died of disease Dec. 26, 1862 at Cumberland, MD and is buried at Antietam National Cemetery in Grave 25/H/812. There is also a stone for him in Hillcrest Cemetery in Lawrenceville (TC, AG, 1860, 1865, cemetery)
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Source: "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 13 March 2018), Oscar B Branch, 1877.  IMAGE

United States General Index to Pension Files
: Oscar B Branch
: Service H 106 NY Inf
: Date  Apr 3, 1877 : Beneficiary  (Mother) Nancy A Branch
: Date  June  6, 1886 Beneficiary (Father) Daniel H Branch

From sister's marriage it looks like his mother may be Nancy Wilbur.

Source: "New York Marriages, 1686-1980", database, FamilySearch ( : 21 January 2020), Carrie A. Brauch in entry for George Green, 1888.

New York Marriages
: George Green
: Male Age 46  Birth 1842
: Father Braddock Green  Mother Pamelia Haskins
: Marriage 24 Oct 1888  Lawrence, St. Lawrence, New York
: Spouse Carrie A Branch
: Female Age 38 Birth 1850
: Father Daniel Brauch  Mother Nancy Wilbur

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