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Federal (USV)


Manoah Geary

(1839 - 1879)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted in Doylestown on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Sergeant, Company C, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he was treated at the Lyceum Hall hospital in Hagerstown, MD and at the School House hospital in Chambersburg, PA. He was in a hospital in Philadelphia when his Company mustered out in May 1863.

After the War

He was justice of the peace for the Quakertown Borough in Buck's County by 1870.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the 1870 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Sallie Taylor Kooker (1844-1912) about 1867 and they had 4 children.




08/20/1879; burial in Union Cemetery, Quakertown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23951]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23952]

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. 220  [AotW citation 23953]