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Federal (USV)


John Norris Hotchkiss

(1818 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 43 year old laborer in Tioga County, he enlisted there on 18 September 1861, and mustered into service as Private, Company H, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry later that month in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on South Mountain to the National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as J. M. Hotchkiss. His service from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/16/1818; Tioga, PA


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, 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 3655]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23041]