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Federal (USV)


Charles McKinley

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 24, he enlisted and mustered for 3 months' service as a Private in Company A, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 April 1861. He mustered out on 29 August, enlisted again, and mustered as Private, Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 September 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant, to date from 1 January 1863 and transferred to Company A on 19 December 1863. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, date not given, and wounded at the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864. He mustered out on 26 November 1864 at Fort Dushane, VA.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 His status at Antietam from Nelson.3


c. 1837


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23563]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23564]

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. 314  [AotW citation 23565]