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Federal (USV)


Robert Calvin Edelblute

(1844 - 1922)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

An 18 year old laborer in Indiana County, he enlisted in Harrisburg on 25 February 1862 and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves the same day.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 10 November 1862.

After the War

By 1895 he was in Rook County, KS.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Martha Jane Gish (1862-1957) in 1882 and they had 3 children. His name also seen as Robert C. Edlablute, Edleblute, and Edalbute.




01/15/1922; Plainville, KS; burial in Plainville Cemetery, Plainville, KS


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22929]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22930]