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Federal (USV)


Henry Woods Means

(1828 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 35 year old laborer in Mercer, PA, he mustered into service as Private, Company G, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves on 25 June 1862 in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He died, probably of disease, at the US Army field hospital at Smoketown, MD on 28 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried at Smoketown 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 Bates2 and the Card File. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/31/1828; Mercer County, PA


11/28/1862; Smoketown, 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 3913]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22712]