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Federal (USV)

Private

John Kirkpatrick

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 137th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Private in Company D, 137th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 2 November 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown but was reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1, which has his death as 2 November, and Bates.2 Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his death date as 2 October.

Death

11/02/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3737]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17650]