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Federal (USV)


John L. Agnew

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Wiota, he enlisted in Company H, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861. He was appointed Corporal, Sergeant, and First Sergeant, dates not given.

On the Campaign

There were three Agnew brothers David, John L, and James P] in Company H. All three were wounded at Antietam. All were noble soldiers. David, one of them, is mentioned for special gallantry at Beverly Ford; and John, another, was severely wounded in various parts of his body at New Hope Church. All three re-enlisted as veterans, and all were mustered out at the end of the war.

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, inn action at Chancellorsville, VA (May 1863) and Dallas, GA (1864). He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company I on 4 February 1865. He mustered out with his Company on 18 July 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1.


1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 431 - 434  [AotW citation 15306]