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Federal (USA)


Philip Glessner

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 24 year old miner, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 12th United States Infantry in Harrisburg, PA on 14 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and buried on the field [map].

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial to the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the Register.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1838; Giessen, Hesse, GERMANY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 141, pg. 297  [AotW citation 25949]