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Federal (USV)


Adolphus William Peabody

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Giving his age as 22, from Philadelphia, he enrolled and mustered there as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Banes1 and the Card File,2 as A.W. Peabody. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/22/1841; Philadelphia, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Banes, Charles H., History of the Philadelphia Brigade. Sixty-ninth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers , Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1876, pp. 309 - 311  [AotW citation 8675]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23322]