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Federal (USV)


Henry John Stager

(1842 - 1919)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old printer for the Village Record newspaper in West Chester, he enlisted on 28 July 1862 in West Chester, and mustered as 3rd Sergeant, Company G, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 16 May 1863. He mustered as First Sergeant, Company I, 39th Regiment, Pennsylvania Emergency Militia on about 1 July 1863 and mustered out with them on 2 August 1863.

References & notes

His service from the Register 1 and Bates.2 Other details and his presence at Antietam from his diary excerpts in the History.3 Personal information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Roxanna Frances Carver (1844-1886) in 1864 and they had as many as 10 children. He married again, Alice Belle Smith (1853-1923), in 1887, and she bore a daughter, Glenna.


08/27/1842; Schuylkill Haven, PA


07/24/1919; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Schuylkill Haven Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23872]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23873]

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. 156  [AotW citation 23874]