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Federal (USV)


Sylvester McKinley

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 17 June 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company K, 11th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 July in Washington, DC.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 22 October 1862 in Baltimore, MD.

References & notes

Service from Bates,1 the Card File,2 and Sypher.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


10/22/1862; Baltimore, MD; burial in Loudon Park National Cemetery, Baltimore, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22861]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22862]

3   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 696  [AotW citation 22863]