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Federal (USV)


James B. Oliver

(c. 1839 - 1869)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Port Carbon, he enlisted at age 22 on 13 September 1861 in Company C, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the right leg in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant on 10 October 1862. Mustered out with his Company on 21 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Company C Roster information online transcribed online by Stu Richards at Schuylkill County Military History.


c. 1839


11/14/1869; burial in Port Carbon Presbyterian Cemetery, Port Carbon, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15332]