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Federal (USV)


Oscar J. Nathans

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 29 year old clerk in Philadelphia, he enlisted on 22 February 1862 and mustered as Private, Company F, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 February 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates,2 who say he was a deserter at Rappahannock Station, VA on 28 August 1862. Wound information from Nelson.3


c. 1838


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23574]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23575]

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. 334  [AotW citation 23576]