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Federal (USV)


James G. Kent

(1816 - 1903)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 45 year old farmer from Georgetown, he enlisted 26 December 1861 in Company B, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action at Frederickburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He transferred to Company B, 24th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps on 15 February 1864 and mustered out on 24 December 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/1816; Topsfield, MA


11/20/1903; Newbury, MA; burial in Byfield Parish Cemetery, Byfield, 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. 2, pg. 424  [AotW citation 17743]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 144  [AotW citation 17744]