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Federal (USV)


William Ashford Peddle, Jr.

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old book binder in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 October 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a field hospital on the Line Farm near Sharpsburg on 21 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates1, who says he was killed outright on 17 September, and the Card File.2. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Hirst (1843-1917) and they had a son William Ashford Peddle, born in May 1862.


c. 1829; Philadelphia, PA


09/21/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11900]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23420]

3   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. 348  [AotW citation 23421]