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Federal (USV)

Private

John Peters

(? - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

From Owen County, IN, he mustered as Private, Company H, 14th Indiana Infantry on 7 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, his femur (thigh bone) fractured, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD but died there of wounds on 15 November 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the new National Cemetery, grave #3432, in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has his death on 16 November. Service from the Adjutant General.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Death

11/15/1862 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 4026]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 286  [AotW citation 20613]

3   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 #4.772  [AotW citation 20614]