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Federal (USV)


John Hubbard

(c. 1843 - 1927)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer from Daviess County, he mustered as Private into Company B, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was arrested 20 September and in the guardhouse to 30 October 1861 for unknown cause.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at Satterlee US Army General Hospital, West Philadelphia, PA, and in Washington DC. He returned to his Company on 1 November 1862. He was again wounded, in the right hand in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He returned to his unit on 18 August 1863, but was listed as a deserter on 29 August.

He went to New York City as William Webster of Company D, 8th Connecticut Infantry (enlisted 31 August 1863). It's not clear if he served in the 8th Infantry under that name or if the real Webster did. Webster was wounded in action at Fort Harrison, VA on 29 September 1864. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 July 1865 and mustered out 12 July 1865.

References & notes

His Indiana service from Brown1 - who says Hubbard also served in another regiment - and the Historical Data Systems database. Webster's Connecticut service details from the Record2. Information about Hubbard using Webster's name from Steve Russell's research. The real Webster, from Bristol, had just completed service in the 9-month 25th Connecticut Infantry on 29 August. Hubbard's gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

Details about Hubbard and the rest of Regiment are online from Steve Russell's early 2000s 27th Indiana website (formerly on GeoCities).


c. 1843


06/29/1927; burial in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery, Odon, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 574  [AotW citation 18407]

2   State of Connecticut, Adjutant General's Office, and AGs Smith, Camp, and Barbour, and AAG White, Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States during the War of the Rebellion, Hartford: Press of the Chase, Lockwood, and Brainard Company, 1899, pg. 339, 803  [AotW citation 18412]