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Federal (USV)


Washington Taney

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 1 July 1861 in Philadelphia and mustered as Private, Company M, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 6 August in Washington, DC. He transferred to Company C on 29 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the groin in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the Old Church hospital in Frederick, MD on 1 October but died there of his wounds on 31 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Card File.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone says he was a "member of company K, 71st Regt. Penna. Vol."


c. 1841


10/31/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Saint Vincent UCC Cemetery, Phoenixville, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23318]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #112  [AotW citation 23319]