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Federal (USV)


Jonas Basler

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He had served in Company F, 8th Infantry for 3 months, mustering on 24 April 1861 in Fremont, OH. He then enlisted in Company F, 8th Ohio Infantry (3 years) at age 21 on 5 June 1861. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died in a hospital in Frederick, MD from wounds on 6 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. Sawyer has him as Jonas Bosler. His stone at the National Cemetery spells it Jonas Bossler, which is how the State Roster has him in the 3-months' service. Nelson2 has him as killed in action and spelled as Private Jonas Bosler. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


10/06/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pp. 250 - 256  [AotW citation 14739]

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 16398]