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Confederate (CSV)


Peter H. Wimbish

(c. 1827 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 24th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 33 year old farmer with his brother Joseph near Ararat in Patrick County, VA. He enlisted as First Corporal of Company I, 24th Virginia Infantry on 31 May 1861 in Lynchburg. He was a Private by September 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 22 October but died the next day. Originally buried "on west side of and in the cemetery [Mt. Olivet] at Frederick." He may have been reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett.1 His service from Gunn2 and his Compiled Service Records,3 online from fold3. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,4 as Peter Winbish. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His markers at Mt Olivet are on Findagrave; his modern stone as Peter Winbish.


c. 1827; Stokes County, NC


10/23/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD


1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 5032]

2   Gunn, Ralph White, 24th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1987, roster  [AotW citation 24768]

3   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28734]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.297  [AotW citation 24769]