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Federal (USA)

Private

James Harris

(? - 1862)

Home State: Unknown

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, 12th US Infantry, date and place not found.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 6 November but died there, probably of disease, on 23 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 Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His memorial is on Findagrave.

Death

12/23/1862 Frederick, 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 3605]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #1.404  [AotW citation 25180]