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Federal (USV)


John Dellinger

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 71st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 21 year old laborer in Phoenixville, PA. He enrolled there on 1 June 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company K, 71st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 June in New York City.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave, though there is a record of a government marker provided for him in November 1879 to the Methodist Church Cemetery in Phoenixville, PA, as John Dillinger.

He married Henrietta Hougen (1832-) in about 1859 and they had a daughter Lavinia Mary Elizabeth Dellinger. Henrietta filed for a widow's pension in October 1862.


c. 1828; Chester County, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; 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 11698]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 27662]