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Federal (USV)


John David Berger

(1826 - 1898)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 35 year old farmer in Jasper, he mustered as Corporal, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was reduced to Private on 15 January 1862 for drunkenness and he was wounded by a sabre cut in a skirmish in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia sometime in 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded by gunshot to the left knee at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and was treated at hospitals in Aquia Creek, VA, Washington, DC, and, finally, Indianapolis, IN. He was discharged there for wounds on 17 February 1864.

After the War

He married in Doniphan County, Kansas in 1877.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Brown and the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as John David Berg. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/20/1826; Baden, GERMANY


04/15/1898; burial in Smith Creek Cemetery, Wathena, KS


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. 148  [AotW citation 16986]