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Federal (USV)


Thomas Heard

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 15 September 1861 in Upper Merion, and mustered into service in Harrisburg as a Private in Company I, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 September.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 October for chronic dysentery and died there later that day.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History 1, which has him as Thomas Hurd, age 42. His service from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


10/19/1862; 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 3671]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23178]