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Federal (USV)


Adonijah Morehouse

(1839 - 1902)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer, he enlisted in Wyattstown, MD and mustered into service as Private, Company A, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 21 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to the thigh in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield, then admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September. He was listed as a deserter at Berlin, MD, but enlisted in the 6th US Cavalry in November 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File,2 both as Adon Moorehouse. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1839; Steuben County, NY


09/24/1902; burial in Conway Benjamin Cemetery, Livingston County, MI


1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 345  [AotW citation 22944]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22945]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #349  [AotW citation 22956]