James Fitts(? - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a 19 year old shoemaker in Hingham when he enlisted in June 1861 in Company G of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry.
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 at Smoketown, MD on 6 November 1862 and was buried there. He was reinterred in the National Cemetery by 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, with details from Soldiers2.
Death Date: 11/06/1862 Death Place: Smoketown, 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 3500]
2 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 44 [AotW citation 6803]
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