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John Watson Mauk
Birth: Jan. 1, 1840
Death: Aug. 19, 1898

Civil War Union Army Soldier. He gained notoriety as the soldier who killed Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell hill in the last days of the Civil War. Mustered in as a Private in Company G, 138th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on August 29, 1862, he served through the end of the war, receiving promotions to Corporal (March 1, 1865) and to Sergeant (May 1, 1865) before his honorable muster out on June 23, 1865. On April 2, 1865 near Petersburg, Virginia, himself, Corporal Daniel Woodford and another soldier were separated from his regiment during the the Federal assaults on Confederate positions that eventually broke their lines. Encountering two Confederate officers on horseback who demanded their surrender, both soldiers fired in retaliation, shooting them down. Unable to reach the bodied due to an advancing Confederate skirmish line, the two men were later taken to their commanding officer's headquarters, where it was revealed that the officer they killed as A.P. Hill. Sergeant Mauk rarely spoke about the incident in later years, only talking about it to correct errors or to refute claims by others. 
 
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  Catherine Mauk (1827 - 1899)*
 
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Burial:
Bethel Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Centerville
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
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Record added: Oct 07, 2012
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- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Aug. 19, 2013
Thank you for your service.
- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 6, 2012
Rest in Peace, John Watson. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Nov. 21, 2012
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