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Federal (USV)


John Quincy Adams

(1840 - 1914)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Putnam County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in both thighs in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD, then transferred to Baltimore, where he was discharged for wounds on 4 January 1863. He enlisted again, and mustered as Private in Company F, 133rd Indiana Infantry on 17 May 1864 and mustered out on 5 September 1864. He enlisted for the third time on 23 February 1865 in Company E, 11th Indiana Infantry, and mustered out of service on 26 July 1865 in Baltimore, MD.

After the War

He was a carpenter, and lived in Nebraska to about 1891, then in Illinois.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1 with service from the State Roster.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/30/1840; Terre Haute, IN


04/20/1914; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, IL


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 111  [AotW citation 16091]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 626  [AotW citation 16579]