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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

John Powers

(c. 1835 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old gas fitter in Boston, he enlisted on 26 July 1861 as First Sergeant, Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital at Sharpsburg. He was discharged for wounds at Providence, RI on 17 March 1863.

References & notes

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

Birth

c. 1835

Notes

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. 478  [AotW citation 17923]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 146  [AotW citation 17924]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 354  [AotW citation 17925]