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Federal (USV)


Henry Harman

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 22 year old shoemaker in York County, he enlisted in Harrisburg on 25 June 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company G, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his neck in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 26 September but died there of wounds on 1 October 1862. He was originally buried in Frederick and reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as Henry Herman. Service data from Bates2 and the Card File.3 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


10/01/1862; 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 3637]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10717]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22896]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #515  [AotW citation 22897]