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Federal (USV)


James Dunn

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enrolled on 1 September 1861 in Philadelphia and mustered into service as 2nd Lieutenant of Company A, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 October at Camp Observation, MD.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the spine in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House field hospital on the Samuel Poffenberger farm near Sharpsburg but died there of wounds on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates,1 who says he was killed outright on 17 September, and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


09/24/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Old Cathedral Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11605]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23256]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 196  [AotW citation 23257]