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Federal (USV)


James Warren Alford

(1838 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

From Martin County, IN, he mustered as Private, Company C, 14th Indiana Infantry on 7 June 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his lung in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 21 September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson,1 citing a report in the New York Times of 12 October 1862. Service from the Adjutant General,2 which says he was killed outright on 17 September. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




09/21/1862; burial in Alfordsville Cemetery, Alfordsville, 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 16106]

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. 277  [AotW citation 20568]