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Federal (USV)

Captain

Nathaniel Nesbit

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Age 26, from Indiana County, he enrolled on 10 June 1861 and mustered into service as Captain, Company E, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 July in Washington, DC. He was captured in action at Gaines' Mill, VA on 27 June 1862 and held at Libby Prison in Richmond, VA until exchanged in August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 21 September 1862 in Middletown, MD.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1835

Death

09/21/1862 Middletown, MD; burial in Livermore Cemetery, Derry, PA

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22845]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 22846]