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Federal (USV)


Bernard McGinnis

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company B, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves on 25 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to the leg 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 and transferred to Washington, DC on 28 September. He died of wounds on 13 October 1862, probably in Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

His service from Bates.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/13/1862; Alexandria, VA; burial in Alexandria National Cemetery, Alexandria, VA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22779]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: pg. 385  [AotW citation 22780]