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Federal (USV)


John L. Ayer

(c. 1826 - 1873)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 36 year old wheelwright from Weston, MA, he enlisted 6 August and mustered as Private, Company I, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 18 October 1862 at Frederick, MD. He applied for a Federal pension on 26 March 1863.

After the War

He lived in Malden, MA.

References & notes

Basic information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1826


02/22/1873; in MA; burial in Forest Dale Cemetery, Malden, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 695  [AotW citation 17689]