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Federal (USV)


James Chamberlain

(c. 1838 - 1919)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted in the 2nd Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters at Columbus, MN on 27 February 1862.

On the Campaign

He was seriously wounded in the arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 8 March 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as James Chamberlin.


c. 1838


06/15/1919; O'Neals, Madera County, CA; burial in Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA


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. 158  [AotW citation 17306]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 517  [AotW citation 21278]