(1844 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 18, he enlisted on 4 August 1862 at Shippensburg and mustered into service as Private, Company D, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
References & notes
His service from Bates1 (as Elijah Deihl) and the Card File 2 (as Elijah Diehl). Personal details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph in the Shippensburg Historical Society; he may be buried in Antietam National Cemetery, but is not listed among the known burials there. Thanks to John Banks for the pointer.
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11230]
2 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 26079]