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Federal (USV)


Isaac Rumbaugh

(1823 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 38 year old farmer in Mt. Pleasant, he enlisted there 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 by gunshot through the knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds and illness at a US Amy hospital in Washington, DC on 5 January 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His wound from Nelson.3 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Margaret Rebecca Moser in 1846 and they had 4 children.


03/11/1823; Mt. Pleasant, PA


01/05/1863; Washington, DC; burial in Saint John's Union Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 444 - 445  [AotW citation 8056]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23133]

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. 373  [AotW citation 23134]