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Federal (USV)


James A. Alexander

(c. 1841 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer from Bartholomew County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 24 December 1862 to enlist in the Regular Army. He enlisted on 28 January 1863 in Philadelphia, PA in Company A, 14th US Infantry. He was killed in action on 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database, which have his transfer to the 12th US Infantry. His US enlistment from the Registers.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841; Monroe County, KY


07/02/1862 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA


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. 112  [AotW citation 16104]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 580  [AotW citation 18432]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 147, pg. 21  [AotW citation 18431]