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Federal (USV)


Charles Knappenberger

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as a Private in Company N, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in the Jail Street School in Frederick, MD on 28 September, but died there of wounds on 1 December 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which has him as Charles Knopberger. Service data from Bates2, as Charles Knopenberger. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 3 and Nelson.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He was administratively transferred to Company C, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862, and his service details are also filed under that unit.


1840; Monroe County, PA


12/01/1862; 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 3745]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pg. 479  [AotW citation 7961]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #238  [AotW citation 23149]

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. 278  [AotW citation 23150]