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Federal (USV)


John Marshall

(1812 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A stonemason from Allegheny City, he enlisted 27 July 1861 as Private in Company L of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry.

In the Antietam Campaign:
At age 50 he was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was buried on the battlefield and later reinterred in the National Cemetery. It is his gravesite seen under a dead tree in the famous Alexander Gardner photograph taken 2 or 3 days after the battle.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, with photointerpretation and additional research by Bill Frassanito2.

Birth State: IRELAND    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3847]

2   Frassanito, William A., Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978, pg. 171  [AotW citation 5911]

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