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Federal (USV)

Private

David C. Overdorff

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 20 year old carpenter in Indiana County, he enlisted in Harrisburg on 24 July 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service information from Bates2 and the Card File.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He's seen as David Oberdorf in other records.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

09/17/1862 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 4010]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22925]

3   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 22926]