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F.M. Pleis

F.M. Pleis

Federal (USV)


Ferdinand M. Pleis

(1838 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 22nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 April 1861 and mustered out with them on 7 August in Philadelphia. He was then commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry, on 28 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was Regimental Adjutant on the Maryland Campaign. At Antietam on 17 September 1862 ...

Adjutant Pleis had his horse shot from under him and instantly killed by a round shot, before reaching the Hagerstown road.

The rest of the War

He was assistant adjutant-general on the staff of Colonel Owen when that officer commanded the Brigade at Fredericksburg in December 1862. He was mortally wounded by a piece of shell to the thigh at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863 and died at Philadelphia on 2 August 1863. He was originally buried in the Monument Cemetery, Philadelphia.

References & notes

Service information and the quote above from Ward1 His service with the 22nd Infantry from Bates.2 His gravesite is on FIndagrave. His picture from a CDV sold by J. Mountain Antiques in 2016.




08/02/1863; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Lawnview Cemetery, Rockledge, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 103 - 113, 298 - 375  [AotW citation 5652]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23701]