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Capt John Jacob Belsterling

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Capt John Jacob Belsterling

  • Birth 1825
  • Death 30 Aug 1862
  • Cenotaph Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Moreland Section, Lot 685
  • Memorial ID 53825618

Civil War Union Army Officer. He was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company C, 88th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on September 13, 1861. Almost a year later he was killed in action at the August 30, 1862 Second Battle of Bull Run at Mansassas, Virginia. His body was never recovered. Six days after his death his wife, Mary, gave birth to their fifth and last child.

Mary never re-married, and died forty five years after her husband gave his life in defense of the Nation.

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  • Maintained by: Todd Leiss
  • Originally Created by: Russ
  • Added: 18 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53825618
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Capt John Jacob Belsterling (1825–30 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53825618, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Todd Leiss (contributor 47181180) .