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Federal (USV)

Private

James E. Allton

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted as Private in Company D, 30th Ohio Infantry on 16 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on South Mountain to the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as J. E. Allton. His service from the Roster.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

More on the Web

His name is on the Company D, 30th Ohio Volunteer Regiment Monument (dedicated 4 July 1876) in New Lexington, OH; more about it online [search monuments] from the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3155]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 405  [AotW citation 22191]