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Federal (USV)


Peter J. Babcock

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old cardvainer in Philadelphia, he enlisted there on 23 September 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company P, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 September.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the right cheek in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September and transferred to Philadelphia on 30 September. He was discharged for disability from wounds on 9 May 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service information from Bates2 and the Card File.3 Hospital details from the Patient List.4

He was administratively transferred to Company E, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862, and his service details are also filed under that unit.


c. 1843


1   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. 119  [AotW citation 16205]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23171]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23172]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.420  [AotW citation 23173]