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Federal (USV)


Ira Kyle

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old farmer from Boone County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was wounded in the hand when he accidentally discharged his musket on picket near Front Royal, VA on 6 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was listed as wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 (but may have been hospitalized, possibly for his earlier injury, by 14 September).

The rest of the War

He was in a hospital in Frederick, MD from 14 - 25 September 1862, then transferred to Philadelphia. He was discharged for wounds on 2 November 1862 at Cliffburne Hospital, Washington, DC.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital information from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


Date not known; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, London, OH


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 582  [AotW citation 18454]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #3.508  [AotW citation 18455]