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Federal (USV)


John B. Adair

(? - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Enlisted June 1, 1861, at Riker's Island; mustered in as Private, Company I, same date, to serve two years; promoted Corporal, October 1, 1861.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which had him in Company B. Service data from State of New York2, which has his middle initial possibly as "O".


Date not known


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3144]

2   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, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 615  [AotW citation 12568]