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Federal (USV)


Walter Evans

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted in Mt. Pleasant on 21 June 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company B, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 June in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the groin in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds in Washington, DC on 6 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His wound detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1836; Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County, PA


10/06/1862; Washington, DC; burial in Saint John's Middle Church Lutheran and Reformed, Mount Pleasant, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 443 - 444  [AotW citation 8045]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23129]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 203  [AotW citation 23130]