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Federal (USV)


John A. Spence

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 25 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 6 August 1862 and mustered as Corporal.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in action at Chancellorsville, VA, and Gettysburg, PA. He was sick in the hospital August - October 1863. He was wounded in the right hand in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864 and in hospitals in Nashville, TN, then Newark, NJ where he was discharged (date not given).

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1.


c. 1837; Little Falls, NJ


1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pg. 55 - 56  [AotW citation 17197]