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Federal (USV)


Jeremiah H. Pile

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted in Reading on 5 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company A, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, not quite two weeks after his 18th birthday.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His brother Daniel Pyle (1835-1898) enlisted in 1861 as a Corporal in Company B, 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry and was a Lieutenant by the end of the War. Thanks to Steve Lewis for the pointer to Jeremiah's burial place.


09/04/1844; Amityville, Berks County, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Saint Paul's Church Cemetery, Amityville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11189]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23900]