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Federal (USV)


John F. Cain

(1843 - 1917)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company E, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his left arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD beginning 24 October, detailed as a cook there on 12 November, and transferred to Baltimore on 7 March 1863. He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 1 May 1864.

After the War

He was a farmer in Erie County.

References & notes

Basic service from Bates1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/23/1843 in PA


03/31/1917; Girard, PA; burial in Girard Cemetery, Girard, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 10940]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #158  [AotW citation 21716]