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Federal (USV)


Phillip A. Specht

(c. 1804 - 1883)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 40, he enlisted in New York City for three years and mustered as Private in Company B, 103rd New York Infantry on 27 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in US Army hospitals in Frederick, MD, until 5 February 1863 when he returned to duty. He was discharged for disability on 19 March 1863 near Suffolk, VA.

After the War

He began to receive a small federal pension for his wound in 1864.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General,1 who has him as Philipp Specht. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. According to his gravestone, he was probably about 47 years old at enlistment in 1861.


c. 1804


08/15/1883; burial in The Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1902, Ser. No. 33, pg. 847  [AotW citation 19829]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #695, 1.272  [AotW citation 19830]