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Federal (USV)


John F. McBride

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 32, he enlisted as a Private in Company B, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in the New Church, Frederick, MD on 1 October and died there on 30 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3


c. 1829


12/30/1862; Frederick, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 27826]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 27827]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #187  [AotW citation 27828]