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Federal (USV)


Thomas Cannon

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 7 August 1861 in Coalmont and mustered into service as a Private in Company O, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 17 August in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds in New York on 4 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2

He was administratively transferred to Company B, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862, and his service details are also filed under that unit.


c. 1839


10/04/1862; New York City, NY


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 479 - 481  [AotW citation 8108]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23154]