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Federal (USV)


Albert B. Carpenter

(1841 - 1930)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was 18 years old and lived with his parents and siblings at Marshallton in Chester County, PA. Giving his occupation as "gentleman" (also his father's occupation), he enrolled at Camp Wayne in West Chester on 4 June 1861 and mustered as a Private in Company A, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves in Baltimore.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 13 June 1864.

After the War

By 1880 he was a milk dealer in Philadelphia.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from Sypher2 and the Card File.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Phebe H Speakman (1843-1904) sometime after 1870 and they had a son Fred. He married again, Mary E Davies (1854-1940) in about 1911.


11/17/1841; Chester County, PA


04/02/1930; Marshallton, PA; burial in Bradford Cemetery, Marshallton, 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. 155  [AotW citation 17127]

2   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 562  [AotW citation 29088]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 29089]