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Federal (USV)

Private

James W. Simpkins

(? - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Millville, he enlisted in Company F, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 19 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died on 8 October 1862 in Frederick, MD. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the new National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as John Simpkins. Service details from the Roster2.

Death

10/08/1862 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 4169]

2   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 561  [AotW citation 10516]