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Federal (USV)


Thomas H. Templeton

(1834 - 1895)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Northstrabane Township, Washington County, he mustered into service as Private, Company C, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves on 23 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield then at a US Army hospital in Chambersburg, PA. He was discharged for wounds on 22 December 1862.

After the War

By 1870, and to at least 1880, he was a prosperous farmer in Armstrong County.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and Sypher.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 Personal detail from the US Census of 1860, 1870, and 1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Nancy Skinner (1841-1905) in about 1857 and they had 7 children.


1834 in PA


1895; burial in Cochran Cemetery, Templeton, Armstrong County, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22813]

2   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 675  [AotW citation 22814]

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. 410  [AotW citation 22815]