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Federal (USV)


Noah C. Morton

(1832 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old lumberman in Lycoming County, he enlisted on 21 September 1861 in Wellsboro, and mustered into service as Private, Company I, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the head in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 22 September but died there on 24 September 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his death on 29 September.


1832; Monroe, Waldo County, ME


09/24/1862; Frederick, 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 11496]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23047]