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Federal (USV)


Charles K. Coleman

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his right thigh, with compound fracture, probably 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, his leg was amputated at the thigh on 23 September, but he "died on [the] table".

References & notes

Service from Bates,1 who says he was wounded at Antietam on 17 September. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/23/1862; 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 22128]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #107  [AotW citation 22129]