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E.A. Montooth
E.A. Montooth

Federal (USV)


Edward Alexander Montooth

(1837 - 1898)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been studying the law when the War began, and was admitted to the bar in 1861. Enrolled as First Lieutenant in Company A, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on August 23, 1862. Appointed Adjutant on September 2, 1862.

The remainder of the War:
Brevetted Captain and Major, March 13, 1865. Commissioned Captain, Company A on May 15, 1865 but not mustered at that rank. He mustered out with the Regiment on June 2, 1865.

After the War:
He practiced law in Pittsburg for more than 20 years, and was also District Attorney there 1874-77.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with further detail from Bates2. Life dates from the Register of the Commandery of the State of Pennsylvania (MOLLUS, 1902). Other information from a memorial to him in the Pittsburgh Press for 11 February 1898.

Birth Date: 09/18/1837    Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, PA    
Death Date: 02/09/1898    Death Place: Pittsburgh, PA    Burial Place: Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburg, 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. 492 - 592  [AotW citation 13608]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13633]

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