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Federal (USV)


James W. Canfield

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Lyme, he enlisted at age 18 in Company I, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 16 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of disease near Alexandria, VA on 21 December 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1.


c. 1843; Fairlee, VT


12/21/1862; Alexandria, VA


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 17 - 32  [AotW citation 13380]