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Federal (USV)


Frank Dudenhoeffer

(1843 - 1906)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a farmer and gave his age as 25 when he enlisted in Erie, PA on 10 September 1861. He mustered into service as Private, Company H, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 November.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near the Dunkard Church at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was not seen again after Antietam, was declared a deserter, date not known, and was dropped from the rolls by General Orders #45, Department of the Cumberland, in 1864.

After the War

He owned and operated Dudenhoeffer's Brickworks in Erie.

References & notes

Basic service information from Bates1, who has him as F. Dudenhoeffer. His deserter status from the List.2 Further details from the Company H Descriptive Book in the US National Archives, transcribed and provided by Patrick Knierman. His profession from The Clay-worker (Vol. XXXII, 1899). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1843 in GERMANY


1906; burial in Trinity Cemetery, Erie, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. III, pg. 1049  [AotW citation 10953]

2   US War Department, Provost Marshal General, Descriptive List of Deserters from Pennsylvania Military Units During the Civil War, Washington, DC: US War Department, 1866, pg. 162  [AotW citation 21703]