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Federal (USV)


Peter Burke

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 38 year old miner in Llewllyn, he enlisted and mustered as a Private in Company K, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the "Jail School" US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September but died there of wounds and disease on 14 November 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in Frederick but was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Bates.2


11/14/1862; 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 3273]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25074]