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J.R. White
J.R. White

Federal (USV)


John Rudhall White

(1842 - 1862)
Home State: Virginia
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been a Lieutenant in the Black Horse Cavalry (Company H, 4th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate), but resigned due to "differences of sentiment with his friends" - and enlisted in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 August 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company G from First Sergeant, Company K, on 29 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 20 September 1862.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his photograph from Smith1. His birth year estimated from his age (about 20) at enlistment in the 118th in 1862.

Place of Birth: Warrenton, VA    
Death Date: 09/20/1862    Death Place: Shepherdstown, VA    


1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 69, 653, 717  [AotW citation 2089]

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