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Federal (USV)

Private

Franklin Lemon

(c. 1842 - 1877)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer from Eliottsville, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was wounded at Winchester, VA on 24 MAy 1862.

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 to the left leg in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was wounded for the fourth time, in the left hip at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864. He transferred to Company H, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta, when the 27th mustered out. He was consolidated into Company C, 33rd Indiana Infantry on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC, and mustered out with them on 21 July in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as Franklin Lemmons, and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

10/12/1877 Cincinnati, IA; burial in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Cincinnati, IA

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 600  [AotW citation 18611]