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Federal (USV)


Christian Smith Carmack

(1830 - 1899)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 88th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

As a very young man he had served in the Mexican War as a Private, Company E, 3rd US Infantry. He mustered into service as the Captain of Company E, 88th Pennsylvania Infantry on 5 November 1861, which he had helped organize.

On the Campaign

He was briefly in command of the regiment at Antietam on 17 September 1862 as senior man still standing after Lieutenant Colonel Gile was wounded, but was himself wounded in the abdomen in action there.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Lyceum Hall Hospital, Hagerstown, MD, and discharged for wounds on 30 December 1862.

After the War

He was superintendent of puddling at the Phoenixville Iron Works and a Methodist preacher in Phoenixville, PA.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who has him only as C. S. Carmack. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database. Casualty details from Nelson.2 Personal information from John Woolf Jordan's A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and Its People (Vol. III, 1914). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1830 in MD


04/07/1899; Port Providence, PA; burial in Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11817]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 155  [AotW citation 17097]