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Federal (USV)


Jesse B. Carpenter

(1840 - 1906)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 28 August 1861 in Hazleton and mustered into service as a Private in Company N, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 30 August in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability at the US Army General Hospital in Washington, DC on 30 December 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service information from Bates2 and the Card File.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He was administratively transferred to Company C, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862, and his service details are also filed under that unit.


01/23/1840; Luzerne County, PA


01/12/1906; Exeter, PA; burial in Forty Fort Cemetery, Forty Fort, 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 17130]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23160]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23161]