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Federal (USV)


William H. H. Bloomer

(1846 - 1915)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Not quite 16 years old, giving his age as 18, he enlisted in Doylestown on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company C, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm Hospital near Sharpsburg, returned to duty, and mustered out with his Company on 19 May 1863.

References & notes

Wound and hospital information from Nelson1. His service from the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




11/24/1915; burial in Doylestown Cemetery, Doylestown, 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. 135  [AotW citation 16463]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23897]