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Federal (USV)


Andrew Woomer

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old carpenter in Snyder Township, Blair County, he enlisted on 28 July 1862 and mustered as Corporal, Company A, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield but was returned home for burial. There was a stone placed for him in the new Antietam National Cemetery (ANC) in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File, as Andrew Womer. His apparent burial at ANC from the cemetery History,2 as Andrew Warner. His removal home from Lt. Thomas McCamant in Wallace;3 thanks to Donald Coho for the pointer to that. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His stone at ANC is online from Findagrave, as his is marker in Bald Eagle.


12/27/1836; Bald Eagle, Blair County, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Bald Eagle Cemetery, Bald Eagle, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pp. 111 - 112  [AotW citation 1260]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869, pg. 152  [AotW citation 25366]

3   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pg. 89  [AotW citation 25367]