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Federal (USV)


James Buchanan

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old shoe maker from Lynn, he enlisted in Company E, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 25 July 1861. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the thigh (or chest) in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House hospital in Sharpsburg, then at Frederick, MD, where he died of wounds on 1 October 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service details from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines. 2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843 in IRELAND


10/01/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA


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. 146  [AotW citation 16946]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 441  [AotW citation 17782]