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Federal (USV)


John Angus Glassford

(1839 - 1921)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lapeer County, he enlisted in Company G, Seventh Michigan Infantry on 13 August 1861 at age 22.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, but had been wounded there by gunshots to both thighs.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 3 October 1862 and was discharged there for disability on 11 March 1863.

After the War

He was living in Mussey Township, St. Clair County, MI in the State Census of 1894. He was first admitted as a resident of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Santa Monica, CA on 21 May 1906. In 1920 he was divorced, retired, and living in Malibu Township, Los Angeles County.

References & notes

Basic information from the State of Michigan.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1920. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Rebecca Parsons (1817-1867) and they had a son Melvin (1866-1884). He married again, Sarah Madison (1852-) in July 1867 in St Clair, MI.


1839 in NY


08/28/1921; Los Angeles, VA; burial in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA


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. 7, pp. 39 - 46  [AotW citation 12054]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #146  [AotW citation 27858]