|Birth: ||Jul. 23, 1841|
|Death: ||Mar. 19, 1920|
Civil War Veteran
Private John A. Paul
Company B, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment
Mustered in September 16, 1861.
Mustered'out on September 28, 1864 at expiration of term.
The Fiftieth Regiment was recruited in the counties of Berks, Schuylkill, Bradford, Susquehanna, Lancaster, and Luzerne and rendezvoused at Camp Curtin. It was organized on the 25th of September, 1861, by the choice of the following officers:
Benjamin C. Christ, of Schuylkill county, Colonel
Thomas Severn Brenholtz of Berks county, Lieutenant Colonel
Edward Overton, Jr., of Bradford county, Major.
Battle of Antietam
September 17, 1862, 3:30pm to Dark
Late in the day, Maj. General Ambrose Burnside's corps pushed across a bullet-strewn stone bridge over Antietam Creek. Rather than commit his force in full, he sent them in small pieces. The 51st PA and 51st NY were the first to cross the stone bridge. More units would follow in the next hour, including the 48th PA, who would occupy their position until nightfall.
At a crucial moment in the battle, A.P. Hill's division arrived from Harper's Ferry, and counterattacked, driving back Burnside. This ended any chance of success by Burnside and his men.
During the night, both armies tended to their wounded and consolidated their lines.
Rebecca Reichert Paul (1851 - 1924)*
Harry Jacob Paul (1875 - 1927)*
Katie Paul (1880 - 1889)*
Jannie Paul (1892 - 1894)*
John A. Paul · July 23 1841 - Mar. 19 1920 · Aged 78 Y. 7 M. 27 D. · Co B. 50 Penna Inf
Zion Church Cemetery
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Record added: Sep 02, 2010
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