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Federal (USV)


Thomas P. Diven

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 1st Pennsylvania Reserves on 8 June 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 17 October.

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 Bates,1 as Thomas P. Dwin, and Sypher.2 His age at death (33) and burial place from a cemetery listing on USGenWeb thanks to Sharon Frank.

Another Thomas P. Diven (a relative?) served as a musician in the First Reserves, and transferred to the 190th Pennsylvania Infantry in June 1863.


c. 1829


09/14/1862; Turner's Gap, MD; burial in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22692]

2   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pp. 374, 572  [AotW citation 22693]