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Federal (USV)


Peter Callahan

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, he enlisted on 3 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company K, 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August in Pittsburgh.

On the Campaign

He died, probably of disease, at the Smoketown Hospital near Sharpsburg on 4 November 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial near the battlefield to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1832


11/04/1862; Smoketown, 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 3283]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23763]