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Federal (USV)


James Gates

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He was in Company F.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862 and died at the Smoketown Hospital just north of the battlefield just short of a month afterward.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, with details from Bull Runnings2.


Date not known


10/16/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. I, pp. 774-775  [AotW citation 1410]

2   Smeltzer, Harry, Bull Runnings, first accessed 01 November 2006, <>, Source page: /2012/04/18/chasing-relatives/  [AotW citation 1415]