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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 Antietam

He enlisted in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862.

On the 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 rest 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 & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with detail from Bates2.


Date not known; burial in 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]