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Federal (USV)


James Wesley Fulkerson

(1839 - 1881)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company C, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 18 on 1 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 3 April 1863 on a Surgeon's Certificate of disability. He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 136th Ohio Infantry for 100 days' service on 2 May 1864, and mustered out 31 August 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Sawyer1. Details from the State Roster2 and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/11/1839; Monroe County, OH


04/26/1881; Bucyrus, OH; burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Bucyrus, 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 14794]

2   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, pg. 244; Vol. 8, pg. 642  [AotW citation 14809]