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Federal (USV)


William Henry Yoder

(1840 - 1912)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted in Reading on 4 August 1862 and mustered as Corporal, Company I, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in a private home, place not given, and retuned to duty, but was listed as missing at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, with no further military record.

After the War

In 1880 he was working in a machine shop in Fullerton, Lehigh County, in 1900 he was a sander in a furniture factory, and he'd retired by 1910.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1880 - 1910. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Susan/Susannah E. Ray (1843-1918) in August 1864 and they had 5 children.


07/28/1840; Berks County, PA


01/24/1912; Fullerton, PA; burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Catasauqua, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 24015]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 24016]

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. 447  [AotW citation 24017]