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Federal (USV)


Mathew Black

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 81st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as First Sergeant, Company C, 81st Pennsylvania Infantry in August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot in the right thigh in action on 17 September at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 23 September, and died of wounds there on 14 October 1862. He was buried inn Frederick, but later reinterred at the Antietam National Cemetery.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Private, Company D. Service dates from Bates2. Details from his pension file, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, extracted by John Banks in a post on his blog.


c. 1836 in IRELAND


10/14/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3224]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 15310]