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Federal (USV)


Albert Donovan

(1824 - 1905)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 28 year old shoemaker, he enlisted as Corporal, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter about 15 September 1862, with no further record.

The rest of the War

He was a widowed 81 year old shoemaker at the time of his death in Chicago in 1905.

References & notes

Service information from Ward.1 Details from the Descriptive List 2 and C.F. Heverly's Our Boys in Blue: Heroic Deeds, Sketches and Reminiscences of Bradford County Soldiers in the Civil War (1898, reprint 1926). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


8/18/1824; Holliston, MA


9/20/1905; Chicago, IL; burial in Elmwood Cemetery and Mausoleum, River Grove, IL


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. 325  [AotW citation 21584]

2   US War Department, Provost Marshal General, Descriptive List of Deserters from Pennsylvania Military Units During the Civil War, Washington, DC: US War Department, 1866, pg. 171  [AotW citation 21652]