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Federal (USV)


Peter F. Laws

(c. 1824 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 38, he enrolled in Philadelphia on 13 June 1861 and mustered into service as First Lieutenant of Company C, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 3 July in Philadelphia. He was promoted to Captain on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1824


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, 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 8066]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23136]