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Federal (USV)


Philip B. Spotts

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Centre County, he enlisted on 23 September 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company D, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 October in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at the Locust Springs field hospital on the Geeting Farm near Keedysville, MD on 3 October 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service information from the Card File.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


10/03/1862; Keedysville, 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 4210]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23023]

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. 398  [AotW citation 23024]