|Death: ||Sep. 18, 1862|
Mortally-wounded at the Battle and died of wounds.
Company I, 125th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry
Thirty-two days after receiving their uniforms and Springfield rifles, the 125th Pennsylvania Volunteers, recruited in Blair, Cambria and Huntindgon Counties, fought at the Battle of Antietam. After charging through the East Woods and southward along the Smokeown Road, the Regiment reached an overextended and unsupported position in the West Woods. While in formation beyond the Dunker Church, the Regiment received most of its 229 casualties (33% of engaged) within 20 minutes but retreated with its colors intact.
Including Pvt Householder, twenty of the Regiment's 54 mortally-wounded are virtual unknowns. The families of a few of the twenty may have possessed the means to return them to Central Pennsylvania, and proper burial locations may yet be identified. Others lay among the unknowns in the Antietam National Cemetery, but the location of the remainder is known only to God. At the present time, this entry at www.findagrave.com is this Private's only perpetual memorial.
Received as a suggestion from George Fink:
1. Pvt Householder's first name, George*
2. YOB, 1798
3. POB, Pennsylvania
3. Spouse, Catherine Myer
4. Spouse's YOB & YOD, 1805-1876
5. Issue, 9 children
*Incorporated into record title.
YOB according to Mr Fink would have Pvt Householder as 64 years old at the Battle of Antietam.
Antietam National Cemetery
Created by: Donald Coho
Record added: Dec 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82345543