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Federal (USV)


John S. Blanchard

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He was in Company H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House (S. Poffenberger farm) Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD. His wound was thought to be mortal, but he recovered. He served in the Veteran Reserve Corps, but transferred back to his old Regiment and miustered out with them on 11 June 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Details from Bates.


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. 134  [AotW citation 16458]