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Federal (USV)


John B. Mathewson

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Enlisted in company I, Eighth Infantry on February 7, 1862, at Beaufort, S. C., for 3 years, age 18. Mustered on February 7, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was present on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

Was in the following battles: James Island, S. C., Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg, Vicksburg and Jacksonville, Miss., Blue Springs and siege of Knoxville, Tenn. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Petersburg, Va. on February 8, 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing the 8th Michigan information in his excellent database.


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 8  [AotW citation 10731]