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Federal (USV)


John Zimala

(? - 1863)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

From Providence, he mustered as a Private in Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Artillery on 6 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Dyer.1 Antietam wound details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/03/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 760  [AotW citation 18687]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 449  [AotW citation 18688]