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Federal (USV)


John A. Couts

(1837 - 1920)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company C, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 23 on 22 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was appointed Corporal on 1 January 1864. Mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

After the War

He was listed as living in Upper Sandusky, OH at the time of the Regimental Reunion at Gettysburg in September 1887.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster and family genealogists.


10/02/1837; Crawford, OH


07/19/1920; Erie, OH; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, OH


1   Sawyer, Franklin, and George A. Groot, editor, A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Vol. Inf'y, Cleveland: Fairbanks & Co., Printers, 1881, pp. 203 - 205  [AotW citation 14791]