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Federal (USV)


Alfred G. Genay

(1844 - 1871)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 21, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company I, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 September 1861 in Philadelphia. He was transferred to Company B, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his right side, his ribs fractured, at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital, then admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 14 December 1862. He was transferred to General Hospital #1 there on 6 March and home on furlough on 1 April 1863. He was discharged on 15 November 1864.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound and hospital information from Nelson3 and the Patient List.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He was moved from his original burial in the Odd Fellows Cemetery to Lawnview in August 1951.


1844; Philadelphia, PA


12/31/1871; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23434]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23435]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 221  [AotW citation 23436]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #715  [AotW citation 23437]