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R.P. Douglass
R.P. Douglass

Federal (USV)


Robert P. Douglass

Home 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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