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M. Wimpfheimer

M. Wimpfheimer

Federal (USV)


Maximilian Wimpfheimer


(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 19 year old clerk living with parents - his father David was a vinegar manufacturer - and younger siblings in Philadelphia, PA. He enlisted as a Private in Company F, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry for three months' service on 18 May 1861 and mustered out with them in August. He enlisted again, in the 69th Pennsylvania Infantry, but deserted that unit and then enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company G, 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves on 2 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Reinterred in the new National Cemetery from burial in Cavetown (?) in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Bates,2 also as Max Wimpffheimer. Personal details from the US Census of 1860. His picture from a photograph contributed by Susan Johnson, online thanks to the Shapell Manuscript Foundation, source also of additional details, research by Adrienne DeArmas.


c. 1841; Bavaria, GERMANY


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 4369]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 30463]