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Federal (USV)


Henry Overholt

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Not quite 25 years old, he enlisted in Doylestown on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company F, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 21 September 1862, probably at a field hospital near the battlefield.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his birth date calculated from his age at death - 25 years and a month - inscribed on his stone.




09/21/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery, Doylestown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11188]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23916]