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Federal (USV)


Amos Bateman

(1841 - 1923)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19 (listed as 23), he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company A, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the Jail Street School hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September 1862 and furloughed on 30 September. He returned to duty, date not known, and mustered out with his Company on 24 August 1864.

References & notes

Wound and hospital information from Nelson1 and the Patient List.2 His service from the Card File.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/16/1841 in PA


10/03/1923; Camden, NJ; burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Camden, NJ


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 16313]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #387  [AotW citation 23320]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23321]