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Federal (USV)


Pleasant Buchanan

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 3rd Indiana Cavalry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old farm worker on his brother Reese's place in Randolph Township, Ohio County, he mustered as Corporal, Company D, 3rd Indiana Cavalry on 22 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 October 1862 with typhoid fever and died there on 1 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His death by disease also found in Pickerill.3 His burial from the cemetery History,4 as Private Pl'n't Buchanan, Co. B. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He also has a memorial, possibly a cenotaph, in Union Cemetery, Rising Sun, IN.


c. 1836 in IN


11/01/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 5, pg. 391; Vol. 8, pg. 203  [AotW citation 25294]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #242  [AotW citation 25295]

3   Pickerill, William N., History of the Third Indiana Cavalry, Indianapolis: Aetna Printing, 1906, pg. 186  [AotW citation 25296]

4   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869, pg. 64  [AotW citation 25297]