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Federal (USV)


Christian H. Shuster

(1822 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 130th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Corporal, Company C, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 28 September 1862. He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who has his death date as 27 September. Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 10 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/17/1822 in PA


09/28/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Cheltenham Methodist Church Cemetery, Cheltenham, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11297]