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Federal (USV)


Joseph Henry Fenton

(1833 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 37, he mustered into service as Corporal, Company G, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

Henry Fenton, a giant in strength and fearless as a lion, was shot through the heart.

After the War

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service information from Bates.2. The quote above from the History.3 Personal details and his full name from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Military records have him as Henry Fenton.

He married Maria C. Hard (1841-1875) in 1855 and they had 4 children.


1833 in PA


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 3486]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23034]

3   Albert, Alan D., editor, and Comrades of the Regimental Association, History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Williamsport (Pa): Grit Pub. Co., 1912, pg. 54  [AotW citation 23035]