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Federal (USA)


Thomas Harlan

(1822 - 1900)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 39 year old shoemaker in Lycoming County, he enlisted on 1 June and mustered into service on 21 June 1861 as a Private in Company H, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves, but he was discharged for disability on 9 August. He enlisted again, giving his age as 33, at Williamsport, PA on 31 December 1861 in Company F, 14th United States Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his right foot 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 22 October 1862 (date of departure not given). He was discharged for disability on 17 March 1863 at Falmouth, VA.

References & notes

His US service from the Registers,1 as Thomas Harlen. His wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as F. Harlan. His volunteer service from Bates.3 Personal details from family genealogists including Alpheus H Harlan in History and Genealogy of the Harlan Family... (1914). His gravesite is on Findagrave. He was unmarried to at least 1892.


02/26/1822; Muncy, PA


1900; burial in Jersey Shore Cemetery, Jersey Shore, PA


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142, pg. 356  [AotW citation 26456]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #194  [AotW citation 26457]

3   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 26458]