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Federal (USV)

Corporal

James H. Robertson

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted on 1 May 1861 at Gouverneur for two years and mustered as Private, Company D, 16th New York Infantry on 15 May. He was promoted to Corporal on 16 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died "in a hospital near the battle ground" on 7 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone says he died at age 24 years, 5 months, and 6 days.

Birth

04/21/1838

Death

10/07/1862 in MD; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Gouverneur, NY

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 1899, Ser. No. 19, pg. 645  [AotW citation 22582]