John BlakerHome State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He mustered into service in Company E on 31 May 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wounds, date not stated.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bates1. His photograph from a "collage of 87 bust view images of members of the Company" made in the 18880/90s and offered for sale by the Horse Soldier, Gettysburg. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database.
1 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 11462]
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