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Federal (USV)


Jonathan Valentine

(c. 1844 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted on 1 August 1862 in West Chester and mustered as Private, Company A, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his right leg, the thigh bone broken, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital near the battlefield, but died there of wounds on 23 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3


c. 1844


10/23/1862; Smoketown, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11154]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23784]

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. 421  [AotW citation 23785]