Pvt Henry Struble

Pvt Henry Struble

Birth
Port Perry, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Jun 1926 (aged 83)
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 42571173 · View Source
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Pvt. C Co. 8th PA Res. KIA at South Mountain.

"On September 17, 1867, Henry Struble attended the National Cemetery dedication and found his name on a tombstone. He went to the authorities to tell his story.
He had been wounded at South Mountain and was treated at a field hospital. The soldier next to him asked for a drink of water and Henry lent him his canteen, which had Henry's name scratched onto the metal.
The other soldier died after Henry returned to battle, and only the canteen had a name to identify him.

Henry Struble returned every Memorial Day until 1912 to place fresh flowers on the grave. Struble is buried in Youngwood, PA."

According to the Veteran's Burial Card, Pennsylvania Dept. of Military Affairs, 13 Jul 1934, "Henry Stroble", wounded at Antietam, is buried at "Harrold's Lutheran Cemetery, Greensburg". That cemetery is now known as St. John's Reformed Cemetery.



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  • Maintained by: Jane C
  • Originally Created by: BIRDMAN
  • Added: 1 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42571173
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Henry Struble (1 May 1843–2 Jun 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42571173, citing Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Jane C (contributor 48154041) .