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Federal (USV)


John Peters

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as a Private in Company H, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 1 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot with compound fracture of his right knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated at the thigh and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but he died there of wounds on 2 October 1862. He was originally buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, but was reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

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


10/03/1062; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11886]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #104  [AotW citation 22801]