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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

James D. Witter

(? - 1895)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Sergeant, Company I, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 August 1861. He was wounded at Fair Oaks, VA on 31 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed First Sergeant on 1 October to date from 19 September 1862 and mustered out with his Company on 10 September 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Ward.1 His death date and burial place from Headstones.2

Death

06/18/1895; burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA

Notes

1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 112, 361  [AotW citation 21607]

2   US Dept. of Veterans Affairs, United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903, Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.  [AotW citation 21649]