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Federal (USV)


James Braiden Reighley

(1844 - 1904)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

Probably born at Ft. Gratiot, MI, he travelled with his somewhat itinerant minister father to Mississippi, Illinois, and New York before the War. He enlisted at age 18 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 13 August 1862 and mustered as Private.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was in every engagement with his Company, and mustered out of service with them on 8 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His brother Charles, Jr. was also in the Company.


10/19/1844; St. Clair County, MI


05/01/1904; San Fransisco, CA; burial in San Francisco National Cemetery, San Fransisco, CA


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. 75  [AotW citation 17238]