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Federal (USV)


James Duffey

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in Ireland, IN, he mustered as Private, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital near Sharpsburg, then, on 26 September, sent to a hospital in Frederick, MD. He died there of his wounds on 6 November 1862.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database (as James Duffy). Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 and Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


11/06/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery Sharpsburg, MD


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 623  [AotW citation 18803]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #490  [AotW citation 18804]