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J. Pugh

J. Pugh

Federal (USV)


John Pugh

(1838 - 1923)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted on 4 August 1862 in Media and mustered as Private, Company D, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 15 May 1863. He enlisted again, on 19 June 1863 as Corporal in Company I, 29th Regiment, Emergency Pennsylvania Militia of 1863 for the Gettysburg Campaign, and mustered out again on 1 August 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 His wound and his picture, from a photograph, are in the History.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




1923; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Norristown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23793]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23794]

3   Green, Robert McCay, compiler, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1862-1863, Philadelphia: Ware Brothers Company, printers, 1907, pg. 69  [AotW citation 23795]