Thursday, September 18, 1862
The details of Oliver Stanton Bates’ involvement at Antietam are unknown, except that he took part in the devastating conflict. His military records show no record of wounding at Antietam. He survived yet another hellish battle, and was undoubtedly grateful to God that he was spared again on this day.1
1Compiled service record, Oliver S. Bates, Pvt., Co. A, 20th Massachusetts Infantry; Carded Records, Volunteer Organizations, Civil War; Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780s-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.