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Federal (USV)


Lewis J. Getzweiller

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old varnisher in Philadelphia, he enlisted there on 4 March 1862 and mustered into service as a Private in Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 6 March. He was promoted to Corporal and transferred to Company I, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 18 March 1864 and was captured at the Weldon Railroad, VA on 19 August. He transferred to Company K, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 November 1864 and was discharged by General Order on 11 June 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound information from Nelson.3


c. 1842


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23485]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23486]

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. 222  [AotW citation 23487]