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Federal (USV)


Joseph P. Rudy

(c. 1830 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 129th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 32, he mustered as a Private in Company D, 129th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 November 1862 but died the same day of typhoid fever.

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 Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1830


11/04/1862; 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 4118]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25192]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #425  [AotW citation 25193]