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Federal (USV)


Hector Sterling

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company I, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 21 September to 12 November 1862, then sent on to Washington, DC. He was discharged for wounds on 20 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Ward.1 Hospital and wound details from the Patient List,2 as Hector Stirling.


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. 364  [AotW citation 21612]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #286  [AotW citation 21633]