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Federal (USV)


Joseph P. Achor

(c. 1842 - 1903)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer from Daviess County, he mustered as Private into Company B, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged and enlisted in Company C, 18th United States Infantry on 17 December 1862 at Harrisburg, PA. He was discharged at the end of his term on 10 August 1864 at Camp Thomas, OH.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Joseph Akers. His service from the State Roster2, the Historical Data Systems database, and the Registers.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842; Lawrence, IN


06/11/1903; Topeka, KS; burial in Kentucky Ridge Cemetery, Doans, IN


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 112  [AotW citation 16095]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 4, pg. 615  [AotW citation 16583]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 27  [AotW citation 18403]