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Federal (USV)


Jesse K. Sherwell

(c. 1826 - 1903)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 35 year old painter in Lowell, he enlisted on 27 August 1861 in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in a converted hotel in Frederick, MD. He returned to his Company and mustered out at the end of his term on 28 August 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his calculated birth year as 1816.


c. 1826; Canaan, NH


12/19/1903; burial in Haverhill Cemetery, Haverhill, NH


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. 462  [AotW citation 17881]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17882]

3   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. 385  [AotW citation 17883]