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J.R. White

J.R. White

Federal (USV)


John Rudhall White

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He had been a Lieutenant in the Black Horse Cavalry (Company H, 4th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate), but resigned due to "differences of sentiment with his friends" - and enlisted in the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 1 August 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company G from First Sergeant, Company K, on 29 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 20 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information and his photograph from Smith1. His birth year estimated from his age (about 20) at enlistment in the 118th in 1862.


1842; Warrenton, VA


09/20/1862; Shepherdstown, VA


1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 69, 653, 717  [AotW citation 2089]