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Federal (USV)


James H. Blake

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was 22 years old and lived with his mother Catherine in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted there on 9 May 1861 and mustered as Private, Company G, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May. He was promoted to Corporal on 12 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1863

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1838 in IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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. 134  [AotW citation 16451]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 186  [AotW citation 22643]