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J. Kirkpatrick

J. Kirkpatrick

Federal (USV)


John Kirkpatrick

(c. 1845 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Tioga County, PA, giving his age as 18 and occupation as a farmer, he enlisted there in October 1861 and mustered on 22 October in Harrisburg as a Private in Company I, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds, probably at a field hospital near Sharpsburg on 20 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His picture from an excellent photograph kindly supplied by descendant Barry van Brunt, source also of his death date, from family history.

He's probably the John Kirkpatrick, son of John, a house painter, and Martha, living in Wellsboro, Tioga County, PA at the US Census of 1860, then age 15.


c. 1845 in NY


09/20/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11492]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 29808]