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Federal (USV)


James Caughlin

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 107th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old sailor in Pottsville, he enlisted there on 1 February 1862 and mustered into service as Private, Company D, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry on 12 February in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in the City Hotel Hospital in Frederick, MD, but died there of wounds and/or typhoid fever on 9 October 1862.

References & notes

Wound and hospital information from Nelson1 and the Patient List,2 as James Cochran. His service from Bates3 and the Card File,4 as James Coughlin. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


10/09/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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. 157  [AotW citation 17294]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #489  [AotW citation 23739]

3   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23740]

4   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23741]