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Federal (USV)


Amos Cox Ditsworth

(1831 - 1931)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

From Union County, he mustered into service as Corporal, Company D, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves on 21 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863, and captured, place not given, and spent 6 weeks as a prisoner at Libby Prison in Richmond, VA. He mustered out with his Company on 11 June 1864 in Harrisburg.

After the War

A stone mason by trade, he went to Illinois, married there, and died at age 100 in Lanark, Carroll County, IL.

References & notes

His service from Bates.1 Details from his death announcement in The Bretheren Evangelist of 30 January 1932 [online]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Frances Ellen Newcomer (1850-1929) and they had at least 2 children.


10/18/1831 in PA


12/27/1931; Lanark, IL; burial in Lanark City Cemetery, Lanark, IL


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22738]