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Federal (USV)


John Marshall

(1812 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A stonemason from Allegheny City, he enlisted 27 July 1861 as Private in Company L of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

At age 50 he was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was buried on the battlefield and later reinterred in the National Cemetery. It is his gravesite seen under a dead tree in the famous Alexander Gardner photograph taken 2 or 3 days after the battle.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, with photointerpretation and additional research by Bill Frassanito2.


1812 in IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 3847]

2   Frassanito, William A., Antietam: The Photographic Legacy of America's Bloodiest Day, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978, pg. 171  [AotW citation 5911]