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Federal (USV)

Private

John P. Shelton

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was an 18 year old student in Melrose when he enlisted on 11 August 1861. He was in Company A.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his Antietam wounds.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. II, pp. 72 - 130  [AotW citation 2903]