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Federal (USV)


Alexander Prince

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 48th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old laborer in St. Clair, he enlisted on 19 September 1861 in Pottsville and mustered as Private, Company B, 48th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 September. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was killed near the Lower Bridege at Antietam on 18 September 1862 when he left his hole to take water to a wounded man on the field.

References & notes

Basic information from Gould.1 His service from Bates2 and the Card File.3

More on the Web

See much more about the death of Alex Prince in a post by John David Hoptak on his 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry blog.


c. 1843


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Gould, Joseph, The Story of the Forty-eighth : a Record of the Campaigns of the Forty-eighth Regiment Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry ..., Philadelphia: Regimental Association, 1908, pp. 82 - 90, 400 - 460 (rosters)  [AotW citation 5427]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 25819]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 25820]