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Federal (USV)


John Hallowell

(c. 1827 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 34 year old machinist in Norristown, he mustered as Private, Company C, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 September 1861 in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 14 November 1862 at Mill Springs (?), MD - probably a field hospital on or near the battlefield.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the battlefield to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as L. Hallowell. His service from Bates,2 the Card File,3 and the History.4 At least one family genealogist has his birth year as 1840. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1827; Abington, PA


11/14/1862; in MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3588]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23093]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23094]

4   Parker, Thomas H., History of the 51st Regiment of P.V. and V.V. ..., Philadelphia: King & Baird, Printers, 1869, pg. 640  [AotW citation 23095]