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Federal (USV)


John Devereux, Jr.

(1830 - 1907)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 31, a wine and liquor importer from Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, he enrolled and mustered there as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 24th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service on 1 May 1861. At the end of that term he enrolled and mustered again in Philadelphia, on 19 August 1861, as Major of the 69th Pennsylvania Infantry. He was wounded near Richmond, VA on 18 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel on 1 December 1862, but was not mustered at that rank. He resigned his commission and was discharged on his 33rd birthday, 26 March 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Detail from the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/26/1830 in PA


07/23/1907; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11598]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23302]