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Federal (USV)


Calvin Basim

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company H, 8th Pennsylvania Reserves and mustered on 30 April 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD. His leg was amputated. He was discharged for wounds on 6 December 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Calvin Basuir. Details from Bates.


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. 125  [AotW citation 16307]