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Federal (USV)


John L. Graham

(c. 1829 - 1872)

Home State: Kentucky

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He served as a Private in the 13th New York Infantry from April to August 1861. He enlisted in Company K, 108th New York Infantry as First Sergeant at age 33 on 28 July 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 31 December 1862. He was wounded in the head in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and discharged for disability from wounds on 14 November 1863. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Veteran Reserve Corps, on 20 February 1864. He mustered out of the VRC on 1 January 1868. He was honored by brevets in March 1865 to First Lieutenant and Captain for actions at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg.

After the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, 45th US Infantry on 7 January 1869 and served in the Freedmen's Bureau to February 1871. He was transferred to the 13th US Infantry on 1 January 1871. He was to have been tried by a Court Martial in July 1872 (results unknown).

References & notes

Basic information from the State of New York1 and Heitman2.


c. 1829 in IRELAND




1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 34 (for the year 1903), pg. 224  [AotW citation 14676]

2   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 468  [AotW citation 14677]