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Federal (USV)

Private

James Pollan

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 126th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old farmer, he enlisted 11 August 1862 at Geneva and mustered on 22 August as Private, Company D, 126th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on Bolivar Heights at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was buried on the field at Harpers Ferry.

References & notes

Basic service from the Adjutant General1, who also has him as James Poland. Details from Willson.2 His burial place from W.H. McIntosh's History of Ontario Co., New York (1878).

Birth

c. 1836 in SCOTLAND

Death

09/15/1862 Harpers Ferry, VA; burial in Harpers Ferry, WV

Notes

1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 974  [AotW citation 22356]

2   Willson, Arabella M., and the Historical Committee of the Regiment, Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862, to June, 1865, Albany: The Argus Company, printers, 1870, pg. 469  [AotW citation 22364]