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Federal (USV)


John Lerch

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company B, 9th Pennsylvania Reserves on 3 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the foot in action at Turner's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 18 September and his leg was amputated, but he died of there wounds on 22 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as John Laitch. His service from Bates.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/22/1862; Frederick, 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 3760]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22673]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #136  [AotW citation 22674]