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Federal (USV)


Josiah Van Buskirk

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted at Fairview on 20 October 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company F, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 3 November.

On the Campaign

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

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 Pvt. J. Van Buskirk. His service from the Register.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, as Jonathan Van Buskirk.


c. 1839; Fairview, PA


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 4290]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23752]