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E.H. Fallenstein

E.H. Fallenstein

Federal (USV)


Ernst Henry Fallenstein

(1832 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

By then a resident of Pittsburgh, he mustered into service as Private, Company D, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves on 3 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 with pension details via his records on Fold3, both as Henry Fallenstein. Thanks to Steve Marek for personal details and his photograph.

He married Eva Mary Gundling (1833-1899) and they had two children. She received widow and minor Federal pensions beginning in April 1863. His great-grandson PFC John Otto Fallenstein (b. 1916) was also killed in battle - during the fight for the Philippines in February 1945. He is buried in the Manila American Cemetery.


1832; Barchfeld, GERMANY


09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22676]