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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

John L. Agnew

Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Wiota, he enlisted in Company H, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861. He was appointed Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant, dates not given.

In the Antietam Campaign:
There were three Agnew brothers David, John L, and James P] in Company H. All three were wounded at Antietam. All were noble soldiers. David, one of them, is mentioned for special gallantry at Beverly Ford; and John, another, was severely wounded in various parts of his body at New Hope Church. All three re-enlisted as veterans, and all were mustered out at the end of the war.

The remainder of the War:
He was again wounded, inn action at Chancellorsville, VA (May 1863) and Dallas, GA (1864). He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company I on 4 February 1865. He mustered out with his Company on 18 July 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bryant1.






Notes

1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 431 - 434  [AotW citation 15306]



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