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Federal (USV)


John S. Pegley

(c. 1831 - 1874)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted and mustered on 27 April 1861 as Private in Company D, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service in Philadelphia. He mustered out with them on 27 August then enlisted in Philadelphia in Company D, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 13 September and was later detailed there as an attendant. He was released to return to his unit on 1 January 1863. He was listed as "not accounted for" at the muster-out of his Company in 1865.

After the War

From the Catoctin Clarion of 4 July 1874:

On Tuesday of last week Mr. John S. Pegley, deputy United States Marshal of Baltimore, was seized with a vertigo and fell heavily on the stone floor of the United States Court House, fracturing his skull, from the effect of which injury he died in a few hours.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Sergeant. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Almira Virginia Young (1842-) in 1866 in Frederick, and they had two sons.


c. 1831 in MD


06/17/1874; Baltimore, MD; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23422]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23423]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #2.880, 2.978  [AotW citation 23424]