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Federal (USV)


James Kaercher

(c. 1843 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 18 on 23 September 1861 in Company G, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds 8 February 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1.


c. 1843


02/08/1863; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15375]