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Federal (USV)


Christopher C. Showalter

(c. 1837 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old farmer from Putnam County, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospital at Harrisburg, PA and Baltimore, MD. He was listed as a deserter on 15 February 1863 but returned to his unit on 27 May. He was mortally wounded in both thighs, groin, and left arm in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, and died of wounds at the 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps Hospital at Gettysburg on 22 July.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


07/22/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 567  [AotW citation 18369]