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Federal (USV)


James M. Mayhew

(c. 1841 - )
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 89th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 20 years. Enlisted September 27, 1861 at Binghamton to serve three years; mustered in as Sergeant, Co. H, October 14, 1861.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and possibly wounded there.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted First Sergeant, no date and re-enlisted as a veteran January 14, 1864. He was promoted Sergeant-Major, no date, and wounded in action June 4, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. He was absent in hospital from then to muster-out of the Regiment.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1, which lists him as Mahew. Corporal George Tillotsonís letter of 24 September 1862 mentions him as missing, probably captured at Antietam.


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1901 (Issue 31), pg. 266  [AotW citation 12500]

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