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Federal (USV)


John C. Sherwood

(? - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Independent Battery D

Before Antietam

He mustered into service on 24 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

from a case-shot, which exploded in front of the battery ... John C. Sherwood, of Morrisville, Bucks County, was struck by a ball from the same explosive which passed through the calf of his leg. [He was] immediately carried back by ambulance to the Barn Hospital.

The rest of the War

He died on 20 August 1863 from wounds received at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. The quote above from C.A. Cuffel's History of Durell's Battery in the Civil War (1903). Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing Bates' information in his excellent database.




1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11951]