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Federal (USV)


Peter Rothermel

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company E, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves on 4 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right thigh and stomach in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated on the Showman farm field hospital near Smoketown, MD, but died of wounds on 14 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates,1 as Peter Rothermal, and Sypher.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3


10/14/1862; Smoketown, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22681]

2   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 667  [AotW citation 22682]

3   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. 371  [AotW citation 22683]