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Pvt Martin Hess
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Birth: Feb. 19, 1844
Pleasant Valley
Bucks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1862
Washington County
Maryland, USA

Martin Hess was born February 19, 1844 in Springfield Township, Bucks County PA, a son of George R. and Elizabeth Nagle Hess. He died at age 18 years 8 months 9 days on 10-20-1862 at Harper's Ferry in Virginia.
"Martin, when about 16 years of age (1860), was apprenticed to a publisher of one of the weekly newspapers at Doylestown, PA to learn the art of printing. During the stirring times of the Civil War, in response to President Lincoln's call of August 4, 1862 for 300,000 more troops, he enlisted in Company C, 128th Regiment, PA Volunteers, recruited partly in Bucks County, and mustered into service at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, August 14, 1862. His army life was of short duration and sad ending. Only 5 weeks after enlistment his regiment participated in the battle of Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, where he was seriously wounded, from the effects of which, together with an attack of typhoid fever, he died in the Army Hospital at Harper's Ferry, Virginia, at the junction of the Juniata and Shenendoah Rivers, on October 20. 1862. He was 18 years old. His body rests in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD. Death was caused by wounds received in battle at Antietam, and typhoid fever."
I could not find the grave of Martin Hess at the Antietam National Cemetery, but did find a gravestone engraved for a Sam Hess, a Hess cousin who survived the war!
Antietam National Cemetery
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Betty Riter
Record added: Mar 28, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13768436
Pvt Martin Hess
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- KimPS
 Added: Feb. 12, 2009
Thank you Martin for your service and sacrifice for these United States. May you and all the gallant men who were engaged in the terrible conflict here at Antietam Battlefield rest in peace.
- sam sproles
 Added: Sep. 24, 2006

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