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Federal (USA)


James Ford

(? - 1862)

Home State: Missouri

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

He enlisted as a Private in Company C, 12th US Infantry on 16 Apr 1862 in Austin, MO.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 October 1862 but died there of typhoid fever on 24 December 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Register.2 Hospital details from the Patient List.3 His memorial is on Findagrave.


12/24/1862 Frederick, 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 3513]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 147-48, pg. 56  [AotW citation 25178]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #61  [AotW citation 25179]