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J.S. McCarthy

J.S. McCarthy

Federal (USV)


John S. McCarthy

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 20 year old farm hand on his father's place in Brady Township, Huntingdon County, PA. He mustered as a Private in Company H, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Bates1. His photograph from one in Wallace2. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


08/05/1839; Airydale, PA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pg. 123  [AotW citation 1376]

2   Wallace, William W. (Chairman), and the Regimental Committee, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, Philadelphia: J.B,. Lippincott Co., 1906, pg. 276  [AotW citation 13940]