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Federal (USV)


William P. Grove

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old joiner in Centre County, he enrolled there on 16 August 1861 and mustered into service as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 September in Harrisburg. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 22 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 22 September 1862 in Frederick, MD.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as a Private. Service information from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother Andrew P. Grove, a Corporal in the same Company, died while a POW at Andersonville, GA in 1864. Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post #262 in Howard, PA was named in their honor.


c. 1838


09/23/1862; 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 3580]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23011]