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L. J. Martin
L. J. Martin

Federal (USA)

Major

Lewis J Martin

(? - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Regimental Major
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He worked as a civilian engineer in the anthracite coal fields and was Schuylkill County surveyor prior to the war. He enlisted originally in the National Light Infantry (militia company), and was 2nd Lieutenant as it mustered into Federal service for three months as Company D, 25th Pennsylvania Infantry. He then helped raise and organize a new regiment, the 96th, and was mustered in as it's Major in August 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was shot in the head and killed in action at Crampton's Gap, Maryland, on 14 September 1862.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Sources: Lewis J Martin Papers, (1861-2), William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan (Schoff Civil War Collections) - collection summary online; and
Bates, Samuel P., History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg, 1868-1871.; Extracted online at the Pennsylvania in the Civil War site.


Death Date: 09/14/1862    Death Place: Crampton's Gap, MD    Burial Place: Presbyterian Cemetery, Pottsville, PA

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