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Federal (USV)


John H. Salter

(1845 - 1923)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company K, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry in Philadelphia on 3 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital near Sharpsburg and was listed as a deserter from there on 8 March 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates,2 which also have him in Company D. Wound and hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/28/1845; Lambertville, NJ


02/26/1923; Emporium, PA; burial in Saint Marys Protestant Cemetery, Saint Marys, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23606]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23607]

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. 374  [AotW citation 23608]