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Federal (USV)


John Riddle Dewhurst

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old clerk in Reserve Township, Allegheny County, he enlisted on 7 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company E, 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 August 1862 in Pittsburgh.

On the Campaign

He died of disease in camp near Sharpsburg on 4 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Register,1 as John R. Dewhurst. Details from the 1860 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as J. Riddle Dewhurst.


06/10/1842 in PA


11/04/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Highwood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23769]