Death: Jul. 3, 1863, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
Civil War Union Army Officer. Captain of Company C, 11th New Jersey Volunteers. He was killed in action while in command of his company at Gettysburg. He fought battles at Frederickburg and Chancellorsville.
No. 165. Report of Lieutenant John Schoonover, Eleventh New Jersey Infantry.
CAMP NEAR BEVERLY FORD, VA., August 7, 1863.
CAPTAIN: In continuation of the in closed [preceding] report of Colonel R. McAllister, I have the honor to submit the following: A few minutes previous to the command "Fire!" spoken of in the accompanying report, Major Kearny, then standing near me on the left of the line, was struck by a Mine ball in the knee, and immediately carried to the rear. At this moment Battery K, Fourth U. S. Artillery, then stationed a short distance to the left and front of the regiment, limbered their pieces and passed by our left to the rear, closely followed by a line of the enemy's infantry, upon which the regiment opened a rapid fire.
I then passed rapidly to the right of the regiment, in order to inform the colonel of the absence of the major, and learned that he, too, had been wounded and taken to the rear. I immediately notified Captain Martin, the senior officer present, that he was in command of the regiment, and again passed to the left of the line, when an order was received from Brigadier-General Carr to slightly change the front by bringing the left to the rear. This being executed, the entire regiment opened an effective fire upon the advancing line of the enemy. At this point, word was conveyed to me that both Captains Martin and Logan were wounded and being carried to the rear. A moment later Captain Ackerman fell dead by my side.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant.
Adjutant Eleventh New Jersey Volunteers.