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Federal (USV)


Henry Poust

(1843 - 1923)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company F, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm field hospital at Sharpsburg and transferred to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 3 October. He was sent on to Baltimore and later discharged, date not given. He had further service in Company K, 1st Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps.

After the War

He lived in Franklin Township, Lycoming County and was operating one of the Township's two steam-powered sawmills by 1892.

References & notes

Service information from Ward1 and the Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors Database. He's not found in Bates' History of Pennsylvania Volunteers under the 106th Infantry. Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List.3 His occupation from Meginness's History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania (1892). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Julia A. Shaner (1850-1939) in 1867.


03/23/1843 in PA


01/23/1923; Hughesville, PA; burial in Muncy Cemetery, Muncy, PA


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. 343  [AotW citation 21598]

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. 354  [AotW citation 21631]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #221  [AotW citation 21632]