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Federal (USV)


Moses Sherman

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted in Sewickley on 1 July 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company G, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 July in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in both legs in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg and his left leg was amputated at the thigh. He was transferred to the Smoketown Hospital but died there of his wounds on 5 October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown, MD to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from the Card File 2 with wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


10/05/1862; 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 4161]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23122]

3   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. 384  [AotW citation 23123]