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Federal (USV)


Christian Shlaffly

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

From Carbon County, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company F, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the left leg - with compound fracture of his ankle - by gunshot in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September and his leg was amputated on 3 October, but he died of wounds on 19 (or 17) October 1862.

References & notes

Service from Bates.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Charles Schlafler. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/19/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22117]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #160  [AotW citation 22118]