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Federal (USV)


Davis Hunsicker

(1831 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An unmarried 30 year old farmer in Black Rock, PA, he enlisted on 20 April 1861 and mustered the same day in Harrisburg as Private, Company B, 4th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service. He mustered out with them on 27 July 1861. He enrolled again, on 16 August 1861, and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 September in Harrisburg. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 October.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died two days later.

References & notes

Service information from Bates,1 who says he was killed outright at Antietam, and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/05/1831 in PA


09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Providence Mennonite Church Cemetery, Collegeville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11556]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23177]