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Federal (USV)


Peter Cavenaugh

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company B.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilmer1. Enlisted in Company B, 5th Maryland Infantry on 12 September 1861. Captured in action at Winchester, VA on 15 June 1863. Died 2 August 1863 in Baltimore, MD of disease contracted in the service.


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pp. 188 - 189  [AotW citation 14277]