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Federal (USV)


John B. Clapsaddle

(1842 - 1889)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer in Putnamville, he mustered as Corporal, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Frederick, MD and Philadelphia, PA, and was discharged for wounds on 17 February 1863 at Philadelphia.

After the War

He became a wagon maker and worked that trade in Putnamville to 1888, when he moved to Riley, KS. He died there of pneumonia only a year later.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of details from an undated Putnamville obituary.


08/14/1842; Putnamville, IN


03/30/1889; Riley, KS; burial in Riley Cemetery, Riley, KS


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. 161  [AotW citation 17484]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 616  [AotW citation 18771]