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Federal (USV)


John S. Transue

(1823 - 1897)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 56th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 38 year old farmer in Wayne County, he enlisted there and mustered into service as Sergeant, Company A, 56th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds, date not given.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/29/1833 in PA


02/27/1897; burial in Vincent Cemetery, Osborne, KS


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23254]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23255]