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Federal (USV)


James Flanagan

(c. 1843 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old shoemaker from Roxbury, he enlisted in Company E, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 25 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds at Boston, MA on 4 April 1863. He reenlisted in his old Company on 26 January 1864 and was again wounded, mortally, in action at Spottsylvania, VA on 10 May. He died of wounds on 20 May 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and the History.2


c. 1843




1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 443  [AotW citation 17797]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 144  [AotW citation 17798]