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Federal (USV)

Private

James Johnston

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, a resident of Liverpool, England, he mustered as Private, Company G, 7th Maine Infantry on 21 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died later the same day.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as James Johnson. Service from the Adjutant General.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1842 in ENGLAND

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, 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 3687]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 183  [AotW citation 20821]