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Federal (USV)


James Randolph Simpson

(1841 - 1931)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 125th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered as Sergeant in Company C, 125th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded, shot through the body and right arm in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

Discharged 3 April 1863 for wounds. He returned home to Huntingdon and was a teacher and successful lawyer. He was prothonotary of Huntingdon County (1866-1870) and President of the Huntingdon County Bar Association.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who lists him as John R. Simpson. Details from a finding aid to his papers at the Clements Library, University of Michigan. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/13/1841; Huntingdon, PA


03/13/1931; Huntingdon, PA; burial in Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. IV, pp. 114 - 115  [AotW citation 1281]