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Federal (USV)


John Lantry

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled in Company B, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 26 as 2nd Lieutenant on 18 June 1861. He was unmarried.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His brother James recovered his body on about the 28th, and returned with it by "the Pittsburgh train" to his family in Cleveland on 30 September, where John's funeral was held.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which says he was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery. There is a stone there for him. Details from the Roster2. Further information from pieces in the Cleveland Daily Leader of 29 and 30 September 1862.


c. 1835 in IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Cleveland, OH


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3764]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pg. 240  [AotW citation 14703]