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Federal (USV)


Schernitzer Florang

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old glass blower in Pittsburgh, he enlisted at Lancaster on 10 August 1861, and mustered as Sergeant, Company F, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 September in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at the Locust Spring field hospital near Keedysville, MD, date not given.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial place near the battlefield, to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1, who has him wounded with no further record, and the Card File,2 as Scheinitzour Florang. Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,3 which has him as Pvt. F. Schlenitzanner, killed in action. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Florang Schernitzanner.


c. 1843


1862 in MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11529]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23086]

3   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4133]