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Federal (USV)


Henry Chambers

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old carpenter in Kennett Square, he enlisted on 16 September 1861 in Columbia, and mustered into service as Private, Company K, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 21 October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on South Mountain to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service information from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, 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 3321]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23044]