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Federal (USV)


Thomas Oliver

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Port Carbon, he enlisted on 21 September 1861 in Company C, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry as Corporal.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862 while carrying the Colors.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 25 February 1863 for wounds.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1 and Colonel Cake’s Official Report. Details from Company C Roster information online transcribed online by Stu Richards at Schuylkill County Military History.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15334]