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Federal (USV)


Franklin J. Goldman


(1843 - 1907)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted in Reading on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company K, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September and returned to duty on 3 November 1862. He was captured at Chancellorsville, VA on 2 May 1863 and mustered out with his Company on 19 May 1863. He enlisted again, in Philadelphia on 1 March 1864 and mustered as Private, Company H, 186th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 April. He mustered out on 15 August 1865.

After the War

He married in Indiana in 1870, was a store clerk in Elkhart in 1880, and a druggist there in 1900. He began to receive a small veteran's invalid pension in March 1907.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880 - 1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret/Margaretta A Stonebrook (1848-1927) in St. Joseph, IN in 1871 and they had 4 children. His father-in-law Joseph Stonebrook (b. 1826) had served in the 24th Independent Battery, Indiana Light Artillery and was killed on 27 April 1865 in the explosion of the steamer Sultana near Memphis, TN, soon after being paroled from a Confederate prison camp.


12/06/1843; Berks County, PA


11/20/1907; Elkhart, IN; burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, IN


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 24021]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 24022]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.711  [AotW citation 24023]