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Federal (USV)


James Doherty

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old shoemaker from Natick, he enlisted in Company F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 27 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left shoulder or arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital at Sharpsburg, then sent to Washington, DC. He was discharged there for wounds on 13 January 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Casualty and hospital details from Nelson.3


c. 1840


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. 449  [AotW citation 17821]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17822]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pp. 190, 192  [AotW citation 17823]