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Federal (USV)


Smith Pittenger

(c. 1818 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 5th New York Heavy Artillery, Company F

Before Antietam

Age 44, he enlisted on 21 December 1861 in New York City, and mustered as a Private in Company F, 5th New York Heavy Artillery the same day.

On the Campaign

He was captured and paroled with the rest of the garrison at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Halltown near Harpers Ferry, VA on 26 August 1864.

After the War

He was reinterred in Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Basic service from the Adjutant General.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1818


08/26/1864; Halltown, VA; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1896, Vol. 4, pg. 487  [AotW citation 27663]