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Federal (USV)


Calvin Basim

(1841 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company H, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves and mustered as a Private on 30 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD and his leg was amputated. He was discharged for wounds on 6 December 1862.

After the War

He lived on a farm in Clarion Township for most of his life, but moved into the town of Strattanville late in life.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service from Bates.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/27/1841; Clarion County, PA


06/03/1900; Strattanville, PA; burial in Asbury Cemetery, Strattanville, 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. 125  [AotW citation 16307]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22802]