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Federal (USV)


Peter H. Willitts

(c. 1814 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He had service in the Mexican War (1847-48) as Sergeant in Company F, 2nd Pennsylvania Volunteers. On 10 August 1861, by then age 47, from Philadelphia, he enrolled and mustered as Captain, Company C, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Banes,1 as Peter H. Willetts, and the Card File,2 also as Peter H. Willits. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1814


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Mount Moriah 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 8683]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23342]