German-born Francis V. Bierwirth ran a beer hall and boarding house in Egg Harbor, NJ, and was elected Mayor there before the war. He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant in the 27th Pennsylvania Infantry in May 1861 and transferred to become Captain of Company G of the 69th Pennsylvania in October. He was killed in action near the Dunker Church at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

This retouched photograph of him is in the Egg Harbor Roundhouse Museum, contributed by collector Scott Hann.

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