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Federal (USV)


David French

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old laborer in Chatham, he enlisted on 18 September 1861 in Tioga County, and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry in October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, place and date not given.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23064]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23065]