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Federal (USV)


David Wilson Crider

(1842 - 1914)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 130th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A laborer in Newton Township, Cumberland County, he mustered into service as Private in Company E, 130th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the neck and leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He was thought to have been killed in action.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a hospital in Harrisburg, PA on 28 December 1862 for pneumonia, and sent to a hospital in Washington, DC 28 February 1863. He returned to duty 18 March, but was still ill when he mustered out with his Company on 21 May 1863. He enlisted again, mustering as Sergeant, Company F, 207th Pennsylvania Infantry on 3 September 1864. He was unaccounted for at muster-out of the Company in May 1865.

After the War

He was a book dealer and publisher in York, PA. From 1910-1912 he lived in the Soldiers' Home, Dayton, OH, but was a resident of York, PA at the time of his death.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Details from his death notice in the Harrisburg Daily Independent, 28 Nov 1914, online from


05/22/1842; Chambersburg, PA


11/26/1914; York, PA; burial in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 18224]