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Federal (USV)


Jackson McFadden

(1843 - 1915)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old coach maker in Union County, he enlisted on 8 September 1861 in Mifflinburg, and mustered into service in Harrisburg as a Private in Company E, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 September.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the shin, his tibia broken, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October, transferred to USA General Hospital #1 there on 15 January 1863, and returned to his unit on 19 March 1863. He was discharged on 13 October 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/10/1843; Lewisburg, PA


12/09/1915; Lewisburg, PA; burial in Lewisburg Cemetery, Lewisburg, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11563]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23174]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #577  [AotW citation 23175]