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Federal (USV)


John J. Baitzel

(c. 1840 - 1926)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, 20th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service on 30 April 1861. He enlisted as Sergeant, Company H, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate on 3 December 1862.

After the War

He was living in Philadelphia and receiving a pension of $4 per month for a wound to the right hand by 1883.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service details from Bates2, who also has him as John Baitzell.


c. 1840


12/10/1926; burial in Greenmount Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


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. 120  [AotW citation 16219]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 16245]