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H. White

H. White

Federal (USV)


Harrison White

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he enlisted there in Company H, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 July 1861. He transferred to Company B the next day.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died about midnight in a hospital on the Hoffman Farm.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the Hoffman Farm, Sharpsburg, but was reinterred in the new National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Further details and his picture - from a heavily retouched photograph - from Frassanito2.

His mother was Sarah Frederica Brinton. He was a cousin of Major General George Brinton McClellan and Surgeon John H. Brinton, USV.


1843; Philadelphia, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 4347]

2   Frassanito, William A., Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978, pp. 175 - 177  [AotW citation 8028]