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Federal (USV)


James Samuel Arthur

(1829 - 1890)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old farmer in Solsberry, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot which fractured his left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD, and discharged there for wounds 17 February 1863. He had shortening and deformity of his left leg because of his fractured femur. He reenlisted exactly 2 years later on 17 February 1865 in Company I, 146th Indiana Infantry and mustered out on 26 May 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




01/18/1890; Bloomington, IN; burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Bloomington, 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. 117  [AotW citation 16176]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 598  [AotW citation 18553]