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Federal (USV)


James W. Bossom

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company E, 5th Maryland Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the arm and leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 14 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilmer1. Casualyt detail from Nelson2, who has him as Joseph W. Bossom. The Baltimore Sun of 3 June 1859 notes a performance of the Mozart Society, James W. Bossom, conductor.


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pp. 196 - 199  [AotW citation 14320]

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. 137  [AotW citation 16399]