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Federal (USV)


Nathan B. Jordan

(1838 - 1926)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Origianally from Greene, ME, he was a 23 year old weaver at the Merrimack Manufacturing Company, Lowell, when he enlisted on 12 August 1861 in Company H, 19th Massachusetts Infantry. He transferred to Company I in December 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company F, 3rd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps on 16 September 1863 and mustered out 12 August 1864 at the end of his term.

After the War

In 1875 he began receiving a Federal pension for his Antietam wound. By 1884 he was a farmer in Elmira, Mitchell County, KS. He was later a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Post #147, in Beloit, KS.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History,2 which sometimes has him as Nathaniel B. Jordan. His pre-War employer from the Lowell Directory of 1861 [online] (Lowell Historical Society). His post-War occupation from a Mitchell County Directory transcribed online by Genealogy Trails volunteers. Other details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/10/1838 in ME


01/17/1926; burial in Elmira Cemetery, Hunter, KS


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. 468  [AotW citation 17899]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 146  [AotW citation 17900]