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Federal (USV)


James Henry Bass

(c. 1842 - 1875)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the wrist in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged 24 January 1863 to enlist (to date from 14 January) in Battery K, First US Artillery at Washington, DC. He was discharged 10 February 1864 at Fort Warren, Massachusetts at the expiration of his term. He reenlisted the same day at Fort Independence, Boston Harbor in Battery G, 3rd US Artillery, and mustered out on 19 February 1867.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His volunteer service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. Regular Army service from the Registers.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842; Johnson County, IN


03/24/1875; Tipton County, IN; burial in Tucker Cemetery, Tipton County, 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. 125  [AotW citation 16304]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 580  [AotW citation 18435]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 58, pg. 43; Vol. 127, pg. 24  [AotW citation 18436]