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Federal (USV)


Howard Bruce

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Sergeant in Company F, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted from 1st Sergeant to 2d Lieutenant on 2 September 1864 and to First Lieutenant 31 October 1864. He mustered out with his Company 27 July 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service details from Bates.


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 145  [AotW citation 16931]