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Federal (USV)


Gabriel Kern

(1833 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted in Allentown on 6 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company G, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in his right hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital at Camp Curtin near Harrisburg. He returned to duty and may have been wounded again, at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863. He died about a month later, place and cause not known.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register,2 which say he mustered out with his company on 19 May 1863. Wound and hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




06/08/1863; burial in Friedens Church Cemetery, Friedens, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23961]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23962]

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. 273  [AotW citation 23963]