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P.A. Lantzy

P.A. Lantzy

Federal (USV)


Philip Andrew Lantzy

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Of Swiss parents, he was a 21 year old cooper in Cambria County when he enlisted on 23 July at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, and he mustered into service as Private in Company A, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 July 1861 in Washington, DC.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 and Sypher.2 Details from his Veteran's Card at the Pennsylvania State Archives. These records have him as Philip A Lantzey and Lantcy. His family spelled it Lantzy. His memorial is on Findagrave; I'm not certain that he's in the National Cemetery. His picture is in Joseph Gibbs' Three Years in the Bloody Eleventh: The Campaigns of a Pennsylvania Reserves Regiment (2002) - thanks to Paul Blackham for that; Gibbs' source (and mine) is the US Army Military Heritage & Education Center, Carlisle Baracks [pdf online].


12/05/1840; Carrolltown, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11128]

2   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865  [AotW citation 21819]