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Federal (USV)


James Steel

Home State: Illinois

Command Billet: Commanding Detachment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Sturges (Illinois) Rifles Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as Captain of the Sturges Rifles on 6 May 1861 in Chicago. His commission was dated 22 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Sturges Rifles, part of the Headquarters Guard, Army of the Potomac. Most of his Company were not at Antietam, having been detailed to Washington, DC on 7 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 16 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1


1   State of Illinois, Adjutant General, and J.N Reece, Brig. Gen, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois (1861-66), 9 volumes, Springfield: Journal Company, Printers and Binders (State Printer), 1900-1902, Vol. VIII, pg. 770  [AotW citation 26131]