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Federal (USV)


Abraham F. Overholt

(1841 - 1927)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 21 June 1861 at Mt Pleasant and mustered as Private, Company E, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 20 July in Harrisburg. He transferred to Company B, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate 28 February 1863 at Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File, both as A.F. Overholt. Wound detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




04/11/1927; burial in Grandview Cemetery, Fort Collins, CO


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 443 - 444  [AotW citation 8055]

2   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. 343  [AotW citation 25360]