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Federal (USV)


Justus Collins Wellington

(1838 - 1862)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He gave is age as 23 and occupation as shoemaker from West Brookfield when he enlisted in July 1861 as Private in Company F.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 near the West Woods at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
His burial place is unknown, but he may have been among those of his regiment buried on the field at Antietam and later reinterred at the National Cemetery.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.

More on the Web:
See a lovely page on him from the West Brookfield Historical Commission, source of some details above, with photograph from John Banks. John has been chasing Private Wellington for years.

Birth Date: 01/13/1838    Place of Birth: North Brookfield, MA    
Death Date: 09/17/1862    Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD    


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 174 - 176  [AotW citation 5802]

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