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Federal (USV)


Perry Booher

(c. 1843 - 1922)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer in Shelbyville, he mustered as Private in Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 20 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company I, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta, GA, and mustered out on 8 April 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as Elmer Perry Booher. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


05/13/1922; Shelbyville, IN; burial in Marion Cemetery, Shelbyville, 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. 136  [AotW citation 16489]