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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

John J. Canton

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21 years, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Sergeant, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 1 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Initial casualty information from Nelson1. Service details from the Roster.2

Birth

c. 1836

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 154  [AotW citation 17116]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 45  [AotW citation 17951]