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Federal (USV)

Private

James Law

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

From Jefferson County, PA, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 2nd US Sharpshooters on 1 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the spine in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September but died there of wounds on 13 October 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

10/13/1862 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 3821]

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 #83  [AotW citation 25025]