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J.M. Lancaster
J.M. Lancaster

Federal (USV)

Corporal

John Moore Lancaster

(1843 - 1913)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as Corporal in Company E, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
Camped at Young Ladies Seminary building in Urbana, MD on 16 September 1862. Noted for recording his name or other graffiti on the walls there.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action on 29 October 1864, probably at Peebles' Farm, VA. Promoted to Sergeant on February 28, 1865; mustered out with Company, June 2, 1865.

After the War:
His right eye was damaged by a gun exploding near him in battle during the war, and 30 years later the eye was surgically removed. He was a resident of Hazelwood, PA by 1910.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Porter1, details from Bates2. Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.

Birth State: PA    
Death Date: 05/18/1913    Death Place: Allegheny County, PA    Burial Place: Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA



Notes

1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 68 - 76  [AotW citation 13562]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13621]



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