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Federal (USV)


Henry Kuhn

(1839 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old shoemaker, he enlisted in Erie, PA on 16 September 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown field hospital near Sharpsburg and was discharged on 7 January 1863 for wounds.

References & notes

Basic service from Bates1. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 Further information from the Company H Descriptive Book in the US National Archives, transcribed and provided by Patrick Knierman. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/1839 in GERMANY


10/23/1900; 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 10970]

2   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. 280  [AotW citation 21691]