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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

John L. Ogden

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company D, 2nd Delaware Infantry as 5th Sergeant. By Antietam he was Orderly or First Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was cited in Captain Stricker's after-action report: "Among the enlisted men I may favorably mention: Company D, First Sergt. John L. Ogden (killed)..."

References & notes

Basic information from the US Park Service's Soldiers and Sailors System and his death notice in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 4 October 1862, pg. 5, kindly provided by Jim Buchanan. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth

1839; Philadelphia County, PA

Death

9/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA