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Federal (USV)


John W. De Puy

(1839 - 1919)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company E, 8th Ohio Infantry as First Sergeant at age 22 on 5 June 1861. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the Regiment on 1 May 1862.

On the Campaign

Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, Company H on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Promoted to First Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant on 4 March 1863. In his Report on the action at Gettysburg, Colonel Sawyer said his Adjutant "behaved with great gallantry, and rendered me every assistance." He mustered out with the Regiment on 13 July 1864.

After the War

By 1870 he was a grocer living in Wabash County, IN. He was a farmer there by the 1880 census, and carpenter in 1900.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1839 in PA


08/26/1919; Wabash, IN; burial in Falls Memorial Gardens, Wabash, IN


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 14746]