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Federal (USV)


Henry B. Adams

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as a Private in Company A, 132nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by an artillery shell in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds on 21 or 22 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates.1. Wound detail from Nelson.2 Personal details from family genealogists.

He married Harriet M. (?, 1839-1918) in September 1859 and they had 2 children - the second, daughter Mary, was born in April 1863. Harriet applied for a pension on 10 November 1866.


c. 1834; Danville, Montour County, PA


09/22/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11325]

2   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. 111  [AotW citation 26466]