Robert P. DouglassHome State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Camped at Young Ladies Seminary building in Urbana, MD on 16 September 1862. Noted for recording his name or other graffiti on the walls there.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863. He was paroled about a month later and returned to his unit for the duration of the War, mustereing out on 2 June 1865.
After the War:
He was a long-time manager of the Eliza Furnace Works, Pittsburgh, at the American Steel Company, and a member of the Pittsburgh Board of Assessors.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with detail from Bates2.
Burial Place: West Newton Cemetery, West Newton, PA
1 Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 68 - 76 [AotW citation 13567]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 13600]
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