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Federal (USV)


David McKane

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old wood turner in Bridgeport, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company I, 4th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service at Harrisburg and mustered out with them on 27 July. He enlisted again, and mustered as Corporal, Company C, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry in Harrisburg on 13 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 both have him as David Kane. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has his death date as 17th September 1863.


c. 1839


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11557]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23188]