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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Peter Carton

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Corporal in Company H, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital, and died of wounds there on 20 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as killed in action. Casualty details from Nelson.2 Service from Bates3, which also has him KIA.

Death

09/20/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3304]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 156  [AotW citation 17107]

3   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17108]