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Federal (USV)


James Campbell

(c. 1824 - 1893)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

He'd had service during the Mexican-American War (1847), probably briefly in Company B, 4th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was a 37 year old farmer in Mount Tabor, IN, when he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 18 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot fracturing his right shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 21 to 24 September, then transferred to Washington, DC. He was later sent to the US Army General Hospital at Fort Schuyler in New York Harbor. He was discharged for wounds from Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA on 23 February 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Civil War service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. 1847 service from the Adjutant General's Indiana in the Mexican War (1908). Frederick hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1824


02/17/1893; Gosport, IN; burial in Liberty Methodist Church Cemetery, Mount Tabor, 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. 153  [AotW citation 17083]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 597  [AotW citation 18557]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #299  [AotW citation 18558]