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Federal (USV)


David Sterett Lightner

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, from Centre County, he mustered into service as Private, Company E, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in a hospital in Middletown, MD on 25 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Anna Amelia/Anamelia Atlee Williams (later Goodyear, 1838-1923) in 1859 and they had a daughter, Julia Jane (1861-1959).


c. 1836; Huntingdon County, PA


09/25/1862; Middletown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11494]