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Federal (USV)


Philip McAleer

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted and mustered into service as Private, Company C, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near the battlefield on 19 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File. Death details from a casualty list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862.


09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11751]