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Federal (USV)


Franklin Zachary Sermershein

(1838 - 1887)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in Jasper, he mustered as Private, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 15 January 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, slightly, in the head at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863 and in the hip at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He returned to duty in October and was promoted to Sergeant on 15 December 1863. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 and transferred to Company H, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta. He was consolidated into Company C, 33rd Indiana Infantry in Washington, DC on 6 June 1865 and mustered out with them on 21 July in Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Service from Brown,1 who has him as F.X. Sermersheim, and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




05/05/1887 Jasper, IN; burial in Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery Jasper, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 622  [AotW citation 18800]