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Federal (USV)


James M. P. Appleton

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A machinist from Lowell, he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 19 on 14 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Transferred 7 October 1863 to 18th Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps. Mustered out on 18 October 1864.

After the War

At the 1870 and 1880 US Censuses he was a machinist living in Providence, RI with wife Sarah Stapleton Appleton (m. Providence 11/24/1864) and son George B (b. 1866).

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.


c. 1842; Milton, NH


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pp. 74 - 80  [AotW citation 14404]