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Federal (USV)


Isaac McBride

(1832 - 1896)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Captain, Company F, 72nd Pennsylvania (Baxter's Fire Zouaves) Infantry on 10 August 1861. Except for recruiting duty in Philadelphia from February to April 1862, he was with the Regiment through Antietam.

On the Campaign

He was wounded at the battle of Antietam on 17 September 1862 - "Shot through Knee Joint."

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown hospital for his knee wound on September 21. Unable to walk after Antietam, he left service on a Surgeons Certificate of Disability of 2 June 1863 and returned to Philadelphia.

After the War

He became prominent member of the Philadelphia political establishment from the 1870s to the time of his death (1896).

References & notes

The Captain's history from records obtained by great grandson Jim Buchanan including a pension application of 1893 and Philadelphia Death Certificate of 1896. Additional details from the Pennsylvania Veterans card file. Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Clarina Kennedy (1846-1912) and they had 5 children between 1864 and 1886.


09/03/1832; Philadelphia, PA


02/08/1896; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; burial in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia