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Federal (USV)


Matthew Vandine

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old carpenter in Lewisburg, he enlisted and mustered on 20 April 1861 as Private, Company G, 4th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service at Harrisburg and mustered out with them on 27 July. He enlisted again, on 23 September in Union County, and mustered as Sergeant, Company H, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 November 1861 in Harrisburg. He was appointed First Sergeant on 6 June 1862.

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 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Moreland Lutheran Cemetery, Lycoming County, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11569]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23183]