Isaac McBride(1832 - 1896)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Company commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He mustered into service as Captain, Co. F, 72nd Pennsylvania (Baxter's Fire Zouaves) Infantry on 10 August 1861. Except for recruiting duty in Philadelphia from February to April 1862, he was with the Regiment through Antietam.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862 - "Shot through Knee Joint".
The remainder of the War:
According to medical records, he was treated at the Smoketown hospital for his knee wound on September 21. Unable to walk after Antietam, he left service on a Surgeons Certificate of Disability (2 June 1863) and returned to Philadelphia.
After the War:
He became prominent member of the Philadelphia political establishment from the 1870s to the time of his death (1896).
References, Sources, and other notes:
The Captain's history from records obtained by great grandson Jim Buchanan including a pension application of 1893 and Philadelphia Death Certificate of 1896. Additional details from the Pennsylvania Veterans card file.
|Birth Date: 09/08/1832 Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA |
Death Date: 02/08/1896 Death Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Burial Place: Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia
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