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Federal (USV)


Andrew J. Riley

(1845 - 1868)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 107th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

16 years old, giving his age as 18, he enlisted in Bedford County on 5 February 1862 and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 February in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his upper body in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September and transferred to Washington, DC on 28 September. He was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate on 3 May 1863.

After the War

He died young, just 22 years old, in 1868.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as A.J. Rielly. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




02/29/1868; burial in Rays Cove Christian Church, Breezewood,


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23728]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23729]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #394  [AotW citation 23730]