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J.W. Graves

J.W. Graves

Federal (USV)


Janvrin W. Graves

(c. 1832 - ?)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled at age 29 in Company H, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 12 October 1861 as Second Lieutenant. Appointed First Lieutenant Feb. 17, '62

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam while in command of Company H.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain to date from 14 December 1862. He was again wounded, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was discharged for disability on 20 April 1863, but re-appointed Captain on 25 August 1863. Discharged again for disability on 9 December 1864.

After the War

He was living in Boston in 1893.

References & notes

Basic information from Child, M.D.1. His photo here from a CDV sold on eBay in April 2007.

More on the Web

Another wartime photo of him is in the collection of the US Army Heritage and Education Center in RG98s - Civil War Photos, Box 91.39.


c. 1832; Tuftonborough, NH


Date not known


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, pp. 121 - 132  [AotW citation 13358]