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Federal (USV)


John Oliver Akerman

(1838 - 1895)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old butcher in Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at Private, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was "injured" in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 26 January (July?) 1863.

After the War

He was a Provision Dealer at the time of his death from Septic Peretonitis Catalepsy in 1895.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903) and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He married Mary Jane ("Jennie") Tenney Spofford (1841-?) less than a week after enlisting, on 17 August 1862.


02/13/1838; Newburyport, MA


03/15/1895; Newburyport, MA; burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Newburyport, MA


1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pg. 13  [AotW citation 15054]