Pvt John P. Dehan

Birth
Death 25 Feb 1863
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Lost at War, Specifically: Final resting place currently unknown ... Being Researched !
Memorial ID 95091552 · View Source
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John served as a Private, Company D, 5th Delaware Infantry during the Civil War.

He was "Killed" in the "Line Of Duty" at the Dupont Mill, Delaware in an explosion that took the life of 16 people during the war.

Four of them were 5th Delaware Infantry Soldiers that died as a result of this explosion (see below).

The explosion took place in what is called the packing mill. There were engaged at the mill at the time, some seventeen persons, and all of them with the exception of two, were killed at once. The coopers were the only branch of the operators at work, and it is thought that the explosion was caused by their work in packing powder in boxes, etc. There were at the time some fifteen or twenty tons of powder in the packing mill, which was of course entirely consumed, and everybody within the building at the time either killed or dreadfully wounded.

The Four 5th Delaware Infantry Soldiers that died:

Dehan, John P., Private, Company D
Dougherty, Thomas, Private, Company B
Fisher, Samuel, Jr., Private, Company D
McKenna, James ~ First Sergeant, Company B

( Bio & Listing by: Russ Pickett )


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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 9 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95091552
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John P. Dehan (unknown–25 Feb 1863), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95091552, ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) Lost at War, who reports a Final resting place currently unknown ... Being Researched !.