Pennsylvania suffers its first war fatality when a Philadelphia militiaman hurt in the Baltimore Riot dies

George Leisenring was a 26 year-old German immigrant from the Kensington area of Philadelphia who had enlisted in the "Washington Guards."  His brigade, on its way to Washington, unarmed and without uniforms, was trapped at the President Street Station by the Baltimore mob.  Leisenring, stabbed in the back and side in a train car, died three days later at the Pennsylvania Hospital, the first Pennsylvania to die in the war. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), I: 760.
David Detzer, Dissonance: The Turbulent Days Between Fort Sumter and Bull Run (New York: Harcourt Inc., 2007), 139.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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