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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