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Federal (USV)


John Oliver Cochran

(1812 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 107th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Known as Oliver, about 50 years old, he mustered into service in Company E, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital at Sharpsburg, but died there of wounds on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates,1 who has him as Oliver Cochran, killed in action. Hospital detail from Nelson.2 His memorial is on Findagrave. He left his widow Hester "Hetty" Hipple with 7 children.




09/24/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10879]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 165  [AotW citation 19597]