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I.H. Seesholtz

I.H. Seesholtz

Federal (USV)


Isaac H. Seesholtz

(1837 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From a farming family, he briefly attended Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia c. 1859. He enlisted in the "Iron Guard" of Catawissa, Pennsylvania - later Company A of the 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania Reserve Corps - in April 1861, and was appointed First Lieutenant. He resigned in October 1861 and enlisted as Private in the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company H. He was promoted 2nd Lieutenant in February, and resigned in June 1862 to enlist in Company C of the 118th.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 20 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant-Major of the Regiment on 1 January 1863. On 19 January 1864 he was appointed 1st Lieutenant in Company E, and was promoted to Captain, Company K, on 14 December 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 1 June 1865.

After the War

He ran a store in Catawissa after the war with a "general line of merchandise and fertilizers ... He own[ed] four houses and four town lots and his store building." He was active in his church and the GAR - the Union Veteran's organization, and was on the school board.

References & notes

Military information and his photograph from Smith1, with further details from Bates2. Personal data from Battle3. His brother William was killed at the Wilderness (probably Private, Co. D, 84th Pennsylvania Infantry).


11/14/1837; Catawissa, PA


Date not known


1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 518, 694 - 699  [AotW citation 1987]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 2245]

3   Battle, J. H., Editor, and Herbert C. Bell, H.C. Bradsby, History of Columbia and Montour counties, Pennsylvania, Chicago: J. Warner & Co., 1887, pg. 407  [AotW citation 2246]