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Federal (USV)

Private

Leon D. Martigney

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, he enlisted in Pittsburgh on 7 July 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company H, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 July in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot through the right calf in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 11 November 1862, probably in a US Army hospital in Washington, DC.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1831

Death

11/11/1862 Washington, DC; burial in Military Asylum Cemetery, Washington, DC

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 464 - 478  [AotW citation 8095]

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 23143]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 301  [AotW citation 23144]