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Federal (USV)


John Morningstar

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted in Coalmont and mustered into service as a Private in Company O, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 19 October 1862 in Harpers Ferry, VA.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2

He was administratively transferred to Company B, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862, and his service details are also filed under that unit.


c. 1841


10/19/1862; Harpers Ferry, VA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 479 - 481  [AotW citation 8116]