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Federal (USV)


John Colwell

(c. 1826 - ?)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company A, First Delaware Infantry at age 35 on 4 September 1861 at Wilmington, DE.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right arm or shoulder in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm Hospital at Sharpsburg, and discharged for wounds 25 February 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1. Casualty detail from Nelson,2 who also has him as John Caldwell.


c. 1826


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13694]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 152  [AotW citation 17038]