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Federal (USV)


Jeptha Engle

(c. 1844 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Bloomington, he enlisted for service in the 12th Indiana Infantry, but was assigned to the 27th and mustered as Private, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 8 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was listed as a deserter on 18 September 1862 at Antietam when he fell out, sick, and went home without leave.

The rest of the War

He was arrested in Columbus, OH on 27 July 1863 and returned to his unit. He was captured in action near Atlanta, GA 26 August 1864 and paroled at Camp Chase, OH, date not given.

After the War

By 1874 he was probably in or near Sacramento, CA and he owned land in Tuolumne County, CA, being granted a land patent there in April 1882.

References & notes

Service information from Brown,1 the Adjutant General,2 and Steven Russell's Roster research. California land information from the California Land Patents Database. Probably son of Dr. Samuel Engle who settled in Allen County, IN in 1853.


c. 1844


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 607  [AotW citation 18657]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 8, pg. 102  [AotW citation 18658]