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Federal (USV)


James H. Ferrin

(1835 - 1868)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Warner, he enlisted at age 26 in Company A, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 19 September 1861. He was slightly wounded at Fair Oaks, VA on 1 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Corporal on 7 October 1862, and wounded again, at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was appointed Sergeant on 1 January 1863 and transferred to the 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps on 15 April 1864. He was discharged as unassigned on 11 October 1864 at Fortress Monroe, VA. He again enlisted, in the US Marine Corps, on 7 December 1864 for 4 years as Private. He served on the USS New Hampshire, a depot and stores ship, and in the Marine Battalion, both at Port Royal, SC.

After the War

He died, probably still in service, in November 1868.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1 and Ayling (on USMC)2. Details from family genealogists.


1835; Warner, NH


11/13/1868; Norfolk, VA


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pp. 36 - 63  [AotW citation 13393]

2   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, Vol. 2, pg. 1185  [AotW citation 13496]