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Confederate (CSV)

Lieutenant

E. M. Penn

(? - 1862)

Home State: South Carolina

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 22nd South Carolina Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A bookseller in Edgefield, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 22nd South Carolina Infantry about 15 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the knee in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but died there of wounds on 29 September 1862. He was originally buried "on west side of, and in the [Mt. Olivet] cemetery at Frederick" and probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1. Service from his Compiled Military Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and wound details from the Patient List.2 His occupation from a listing in the American Publishers' Circular and Literary Gazette of 7 January 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

09/29/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4508]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #0  [AotW citation 21511]