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Federal (USV)


John Dougherty

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company F, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, and was appointed First Lieutenant.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 14 September 1862 at Crampton’s Gap. Colonel Cake wrote of him:

First Lieutenant John Dougherty, commanding Company F, was shot through the breast, at my side, while bravely leading his company to the final struggle at the road ... There was no better or braver soldier than Lieutenant John Dougherty.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report.


09/14/1862; near Burkittsville, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15343]