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Federal (USV)


Michael Herger

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 129th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he mustered as a Private in Company D, 129th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 November 1862 with Rheumatism but died there on 17 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Bates,2 who says he died on 17 February 1863. Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His memorial is on Findagrave.


c. 1834


11/17/1862; 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 3636]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25190]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #355  [AotW citation 25191]