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Federal (USV)

Private

John Tyler

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer in Rostrarer Post Office, he enlisted in West Newton on 24 June 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company F, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield and reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service information from Bates2 and the Card File.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1841

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, 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 4285]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22912]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 22913]