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Federal (USV)


John Masterson

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he enlisted as Private, Company B, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown field hospital and his leg was amputated at the thigh. He was discharged for disability from wounds on 10 June 1863.

References & notes

Basic service information from Ward.1 Hospital and wound details from Nelson.2


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 314  [AotW citation 21566]

2   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. 302  [AotW citation 21567]