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Federal (USV)


John D. Chronister

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Centre County, he mustered into service as Private, Company E, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 25 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates, 1 as John D. Chranister, and the History.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


09/25/1862; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11486]

2   Albert, Alan D., editor, and Comrades of the Regimental Association, History of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Williamsport (Pa): Grit Pub. Co., 1912, pg. 468  [AotW citation 23025]