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Federal (USV)


John L. Foss

(1844 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 17 year old farmer from Newburyport, he gave is age as 19 and enlisted 26 July 1861 in Company B, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/02/1844; Newburyport, MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 424  [AotW citation 17740]