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Federal (USV)

Private

James Baird

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Mifflin County, he enrolled there on 9 October 1861 and mustered into service as Private, Company C, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry later that month in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as J. Beord. Service information from the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1838

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 3217]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 23016]