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Federal (USV)


James Bradburn

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer from Edinburgh, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded on the top of the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm Hospital, Sharpsburg, MD, at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 4 October to 9 November, then sent to Philadelphia. He returned to his Company on 20 November 1862. He was severely wounded in the right hip in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He recovered at hospitals in Gettysburg and York, PA, and Baltimore, MD, and returned to duty in March 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. Frederick hospital details from the Patient List.3 Gettysburg hospitals from Steven Russell's Roster.


c. 1843


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. 139  [AotW citation 16534]

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 18437]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.020  [AotW citation 18438]