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Federal (USV)


James R. Kirkland

(1842 - 1920)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company C, 8th Ohio Infantry at age 19 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 15 October 1862 on a Surgeon's Certificate of disability.

References & notes

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


09/22/1842; Crawford County, OH


05/31/1920; burial in Woodland Union Cemetery, Van Wert, 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 14798]