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Federal (USV)


Isaac McBride

(1832 - 1896)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Company commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was wounded at the battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862 - "Shot through Knee Joint".

The rest 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 & 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.


09/08/1832; Philadelphia, PA


02/08/1896 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia