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Federal (USV)


John M. Peters

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 1 July 1861 at Middletown and mustered into service as a Private, Company G, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves on 27 July in Washington, DC.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near the battlefield on 19 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File, both of which say he was killed outright on 17 September. Death details from a casualty list in the New York Times of 12 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




09/19/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Middletown Cemetery, Middletown, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11686]