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Federal (USV)


Jacob F. Rinewalt

(1837 - 1917)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old confectioner in Chester County, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company C, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 March 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was injured at Antietam on 17 September 1862, his back sprained. He was also listed as a deserter from 16 September.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Harrisburg, PA with no further military record.

After the War

By 1880 he was living in Philadelphia with his wife and 2 children and working as a carpenter.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Injury and hospital details from Nelson.3 He's also seen as Jacob Rivenalt. Personal details from family genealogists and the 1880 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Ruth A. McQueen (1848-1921) in 1869 and they had 3 children.


10/26/1837; Montgomery County, PA


04/09/1917; burial in Northwood Cemetery, 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 23599]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23600]

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. 366  [AotW citation 23601]