James Briggs(? - 1862)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Portage, he enlisted in Company E, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 24 July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds the next day in Frederick, MD. He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the new National Cemetery during or before 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service details from the Roster2.
Death Date: 09/18/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: 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 3246]
2 State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 555 [AotW citation 10514]
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