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Federal (USV)

Private

Andrew Langton

(c. 1842 - 1909)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer in Daviess County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by gunshot in the right thigh and leg at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was treated at hospitals at Acquia Creek, VA and Washington, DC, and lost 4 inches of his tibia (shin bone) by resection. He was sent to the US Army General Hospital and Soldiers Home in Indianapolis, IN, and was discharged there for wounds on 17 March 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Chancellorsville wound and hospital details from Steve Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

08/13/1909 Washington, IN; burial in Saint Patrick's Glencoe Cemetery, Daviess County, IN

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 594  [AotW citation 18546]