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Federal (USV)


Eli Gatchell

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 6 August 1862 in Oxford and mustered as Corporal, Company C, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/19/1840; Nottingham, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Little Elk Friends Meetinghouse Cemetery, Oxford, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11142]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23788]