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Federal (USV)


James Brainard Fletcher

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, a clerk from Northbridge, he enlisted as Corporal, Company H, 15th Massachusetts Infantry in May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action, shot through the head at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/25/1839; Whitinsville, MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Northbridge, MA


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. 185 - 186  [AotW citation 5868]