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Federal (USV)


Harrison C. Gusten

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

From Wellsboro, he mustered into service as Private, Company H, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves on 29 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the hip and side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House field hospital on the Samuel Poffenberger farm at Sharpsburg and in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, but he died of wounds on 3 October 1862. He was originally buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, but was reinterred at the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Bates.2 Sypher3 says he was killed at Fredericksburg. Wound and hospital information from Nelson.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/03/1862; 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 3582]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22739]

3   Sypher, Josiah Rhinehart, History of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps, Lancaster, PA: Elias Barr and Company, 1865, pg. 631  [AotW citation 22740]

4   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 231  [AotW citation 22741]