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Federal (USV)


John T. Hannum

(1824 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company D, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, as 2nd Lieutenant.

On the Campaign

"Lieutenant Sailor[sic], Company A; Lieutenant Hannum, Company D; Lieutenant Russell, Company C, and Lieutenant Huber, Company B, rendered marked services on the field."

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 21 November 1862, and as Adjutant of the Regiment on 27 December 1862. He died 7 June 1864 of wounds received "from a fragment of defective shell, fired by one of our batteries" in action at Cold Harbor, VA.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report and a bio sketch in Memorial of the patriotism of Schuylkill county (1865).




06/07/1864; burial in Charles Baber Cemetery, Pottsville PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15342]