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Federal (USV)


Theodore P. Willingmyre

(1845 - 1869)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 17, he enlisted as a Private in Company K, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry, date not known.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He had later service in Company F, 20th Regiment, Emergency Militia of 1863 from June - August 1863. He then re-enlisted and mustered as Private, Company H, 19th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 24 August 1863. He transferred to Company E on 30 January 1865.

After the War

He died young, only 23 years old, "by injuries received on rail road" in 1869. He was originally buried in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Philadelphia, but was reinterred, along with his parents and others of his family, to a common grave at Lawnview about 1951.

References & notes

His service in the Emergency Militia and the 19th Cavalry from the Card File,1 also as T.P. Willingmeyer. Antietam wound detail from Nelson,2 citing casualty lists in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 20 and 25 September 1862. He's not in Bates History or the Card File under the 90th Infantry. Personal details from family genealogists and his Philadelphia coroner's certificate. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He was the youngest of 5 brothers who served during the war. Brother Charles W. Willingmyre was also on the Campaign, with the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry, and was captured in action at Shepherdstown Ford.

More on the Web

A large black granite memorial to the Willingmyres' war service was placed in the Susquehanna section of Palmer Cemetery in Philadelphia in 2013 [news story].


1845; Philadelphia, PA


08/06/1869; burial in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23656]