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Federal (USV)


John T. Ross

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 17 year old moulder in Boston, he enlisted on 26 July 1861 in Company I, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. He was reported missing, and was probably captured, in action at Glendale, VA on 30 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted 20 December 1863 and was appointed Sergeant. He was again wounded, slightly, by shell to the leg, in action at Spottsylvania, VA on 12 May 1864. He was appointed regimental Quartermaster Sergeant in September 1864 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 18 January 1865. He was promoted again, to First Lieutenant, Company E on 31 January. He mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2


c. 1844


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. 479  [AotW citation 17926]

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 17927]