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Federal (USV)


John B. Pannes

(1838 - 1909)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He immigrated from Germany in about 1857. At age 23 he enlisted April 23, 1861 at New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company A on May 4, to serve two years. Promoted Sergeant on October 14, 1861 and to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant on March 20, 1862.

On the Campaign

In his after-action report, Colonel Kimball said "I cannot close this report without calling your special attention to the Quartermaster-Sergeant Pannes (slightly wounded)..."

The rest of the War

He mustered out with the regiment on May 20, 1863. In June he enrolled as Quartermaster of the 9th Veteran Infantry, but that unit failed to organize by October 1863, and he transferred to the 17th NY Veteran Infantry as First Lieutenant, Company I on 30 December 1863. He was acting Ordnance Officer of the 16th Army Corps in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. He was appointed Captain and Aide-de-Camp on 23 March 1865 and discharged on 12 October 1865.

After the War

He studied the law in New York and was admitted to the bar in 1868. He formed a firm with fellow Zouaves (Colonel) Rush Hawkins and (Lieutenant) George A. C. Barnett - Hawkins, Barnett, & Pannes, which he operated until 1907.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1 and Heitman2. Further information from his gravesite on Findagrave.


1838; Cologne, PRUSSIA


03/07/1909; New York City, NY; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


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, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 733; Issue 19 (for 1899), pg. 920  [AotW citation 12622]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 768  [AotW citation 12623]