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Federal (USV)


Theodore J. McGurk

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old machinist in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company F, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 November 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at Camp Curtain near Harrisburg and at a hospital in Reading, from which was listed as a deserter on 28 December 1862.

References & notes

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


c. 1839; Philadelphia, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23559]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23560]

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. 313  [AotW citation 23561]