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Federal (USV)


Manuel C. James

(1841 - 1921)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer in Jackson County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to his left hip and thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman House hospital in Sharpsburg, then at a hospital in Frederick, MD until 9 April 1863, when he transferred to Baltimore. He was discharged for wounds on 9 May 1863 at the Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA. The head of his femur was dislocated and his injured leg lengthened by 2 inches.

After the War

He owned farm land in Vernon Township, Jennings County, IN to at least 1909, and his Federal pension was increased to $24 per month by Act of Congress in that year.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and wound details from the Patient List.2 and Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/21/1841 in IN


12/26/1921 Crothersville, IN; burial in Crothersville Cemetery, Crothersville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 612  [AotW citation 18722]