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Federal (USV)


James H. Osgood

(1844 - 1905)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old bootmaker in Stoughton, MA, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 1 August 1862 and mustered in on the 19th (or 20th) at Camp Stoughton.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the hospital in Chester, PA on 2 October 1862, and transferred to the Portsmouth, RI hospital on 30 April 1863. On 17 July 1863 Doctor S.A. Edwards removed a conical bullet from his sternum by means of a screw. On 18 November 1863 he was transferred to the 18th Company, Second Battalion, Veterans Reserve Corps as a Corporal. He mustered out at Albany, NY on 11 August 1865.

References & notes

Basic military information from Carruth1 and Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines2. Excellent details kindly provided by great-great grandson John Cook, from service record data. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/27/1844; Stoughton, MA


02/23/1905; burial in South Easton Cemetery, South Easton, 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. 35  [AotW citation 15083]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 675  [AotW citation 15084]