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Federal (USV)


David Medler

(1807 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 55, he enlisted in Reading on 7 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company H, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in his left foot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Academy hospital in Chambersburg, PA and was discharged on 16 January 1863 for disability.

After the War

He died later the same year.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register,2 both as David Medlar. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




12/19/1863; burial in Eplers Church Cemetery, Leesport, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23970]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23971]

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. 319  [AotW citation 23972]