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Federal (USV)


James M. Mayhew

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 89th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20 years. Enlisted September 27, 1861 at Binghamton to serve three years; mustered in as Sergeant, Co. H, October 14, 1861.

On the Campaign

He was missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and possibly wounded there.

The rest of the War

He was promoted First Sergeant, no date and re-enlisted as a veteran January 14, 1864. He was promoted Sergeant-Major, no date, and wounded in action June 4, 1864 at Cold Harbor, VA. He was absent in hospital from then to muster-out of the Regiment.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, which lists him as Mahew. Corporal George Tillotson’s letter of 24 September 1862 mentions him as missing, probably captured at Antietam.


c. 1841


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, for the Year 1901 (Issue 31), pg. 266  [AotW citation 12500]