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Federal (USV)


Lewis H. Roth

(1839 - 1916)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service in Company E, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 30 May 1861. He was wounded in action at 2nd Bull Run in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded again, in the right arm in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the Novitiate Hospital, Frederick, MD on 18 September. His arm was amputated on 2 October 1862, and he was discharged for wounds on 15 December 1862.

After the War

By 1884 he had moved to Washington, DC and worked in the US Federal Pension Office.

References & notes

Basic service from Bates1, who has him discharged for his Second Bull Run wounds. Hardin's History of the Twelfth Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (1890) says he died of wounds on 15 December 1862. Details of his treatment from a 2017 post by Jake Wynn on the blog of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Frederick. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/15/1839 in PA


11/01/1916; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Slatedale Cemetery, Lehigh County, PA