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As you well note his name is spelled different ways, his real name is John F. McKernan.
John M'Kernon,Corporal, mustered in August 8, 1861, for 3 years. Transferred to 82d Regiment P. V., September 14, 1864; Vet.
John T. M'Kernan, 1st Sergeant, mustered in February 24, 1864. Commissioned 2d Lieutenant, June 12, 1865, not mustered; died at City Point, Va., of wounds received April 18, 1865; Vet.
John McKernon, Corp., mustered in August 8, 1861, for 3 years. Transf., to Co. F., 82nd., P. V., as 1st., sgt., Comm., 2nd., Lieut., Killed at Petersburg April 2, 1865., Vet., Wounded at Cold Harbor, June 1, 1864.
Under the picture it reads; John MCKernon, Co. A., and Lieutenant Co. F., 82 P. V. Killed at Petersburg April 2, 1865.
Burial: Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.