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Federal (USV)


Hugh Reed Brenneman

(1837 - 1917)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 24 year old laborer from Clarion County, he mustered into service as 3rd Sergeant, Company H, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 30 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 1 July 1863 and mustered out with his Company on 24 May 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service from Bates2 and Sypher.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




01/11/1917; Strattanville, PA; burial in Helen Furnace Cemetery, Clarion County, 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. 141  [AotW citation 16616]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22803]

3   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 656  [AotW citation 22804]