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D.P. Siggins

D.P. Siggins

Federal (USV)

Private

David Porter Siggins

"Porter"

(1840 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private in Company D, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right shoulder and arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was initially treated at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg, then at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 6 October to 26 November, when he was returned to duty. He saw action again at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wahatchie, Lookout Mountain, and Cassville, but was killed at Peach Tree Creek, GA on 20 July 1864 "by a bullet that passed through a pocket testament to his heart."

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 as D. Porter Siggins. Antietam wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List 3 (as Foster Siggins). His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Patrick Knierman for the pointer to Siggins' picture in Emma Siggins White's Genealogical Gleanings of Siggins (1918), source also of further details and the quote above.

Birth

05/09/1840; Youngsville, Warren County, PA

Death

07/20/1864 Peach Tree Creek, GA; burial in Youngsville Cemetery, Youngsville, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10999]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 387  [AotW citation 21676]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #455  [AotW citation 21677]