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Federal (USV)


Edward G. Roussel

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 33, from Philadelphia, he enrolled and mustered as Captain, Company G, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg then at the Smoketown hospital, and his leg was amputated at the thigh, but he died of wounds on 11 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Banes1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 He's seen in some records as Edward G. Rousell.


c. 1828


10/11/1862; Smoketown, MD


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 8677]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23340]

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. 371  [AotW citation 23341]