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H. White
H. White

Federal (USV)


Harrison White

(1843 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Philadelphia, he enlisted there in Company H, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 July 1861. He transferred to Company B the next day.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died about midnight in a hospital on the Hoffman Farm.

The remainder of the War:
He was originally buried on the Hoffman Farm, Sharpsburg, but was reinterred in the new National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Further details and his picture - from a heavily retouched photograph - from Frassanito2.

His mother was Sarah Frederica Brinton. He was a cousin of Major General George Brinton McClellan and Surgeon John H. Brinton, USV.

Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4347]

2   Frassanito, William A., Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978, pp. 175 - 177  [AotW citation 8028]

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