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Federal (USV)


Reuben Yarnell

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company A, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the neck in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield, and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September, but he died there of his wounds the next day.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Reuben Farnell, Company F. His service from Bates.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1837; Centre County, PA


09/20/1862; 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 3482]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23026]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #139  [AotW citation 23027]