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Federal (USV)


James B. Fields

(c. 1844 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old laborer in Mifflin County, he enlisted on 1 March 1862 and mustered into service as Private, Company C, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry in Harrisburg, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the hip in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was probably treated at a field hospital near the battlefield then admitted to the New Church US Army hospital in Fredrick, MD on 1 October. He was transferred to US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick on 24 January 1863 but died of his wounds there on 17 March 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1844


03/17/1863; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11488]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23017]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #245  [AotW citation 23018]