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Federal (USV)


Calvin Arthur

(1838 - 1920)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Solsberry, he mustered as Corporal, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given, but reduced to Private in June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to the left shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1864

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Philadelphia, where the bullet was removed from near his spine, and returned to duty on 29 November 1862. He was promoted Sergeant and First Sergeant, dates not given. He was wounded again in the left shoulder, in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864, and for the third time, in the right arm, at Atlanta, GA on 30 July 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 12 September 1864 at Atlanta. He reenlisted, as a substitute, in Company F, 53rd Indiana Infantry on 12 April 1865 and mustered out on 21 July in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




09/20/1920 Shawnee, OK; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Shawnee, OK


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. 117  [AotW citation 16175]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 598  [AotW citation 18552]