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Federal (USV)


David Shell

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 20 year old chain maker in New Berlin, he enlisted on 6 May 1861 in Snyder County and mustered as Private, Company B, 6th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry on 27 July in Washington, DC.

On the Campaign

He died, probably of disease, in Weverton, MD on 14 September 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Weverton 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, which say he died in Frederick, MD on 1 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


09/14/1862; Weverton, 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 4156]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25338]