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J. Murkland
J. Murkland

Federal (USV)


John Murkland

(1835 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 26, machinist from Fitchburg. He was in Company B.

The remainder of the War:
Commissioned Captain 18 September 1862. Killed at Gettysburg 3 July 1863 in command of Company G.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2.

Birth State: SCOTLAND    
Death Date: 07/03/1862    Death Place: Gettysburg, PA    Burial Place: Lowell, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 145 - 154  [AotW citation 5627]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 4928  [AotW citation 6940]

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