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Federal (USV)


Thomas S. Black

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Age 28, from Lancaster, PA, he enrolled at Camp Wayne in West Chester on 4 June 1861 and mustered as a Corporal in Company B, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves at Camp Carroll in Baltimore. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and returned to Corporal on 1 February 1864 at his own request. He mustered out with his Company on 13 June 1864.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from Sypher2 and the Card File.3


c. 1833


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. 133  [AotW citation 16622]

2   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 564  [AotW citation 29090]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 29091]