Lt Peter S Bancroft

24 October 2019

Lieutenant Peter Sanford Bancroft of Company E, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry was badly wounded in his right arm near the shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, and part of the bone was removed. He was promoted to Captain in February 1863 but resigned in March and then served in the Veteran Reserve Corps into 1866.

With “one good arm” he farmed in Butler County, PA until his wife’s death in 1874, then became an educator and newspaperman. His photograph is thanks to Patrick Knierman, from A. Charity Higgins-Johnson’s collection.

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