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Federal (USV)


John Layton

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer from Coatesville, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry 12 September 1861. He was reported as missing at Winchester, VA on 24 May 1862, but returned to his unit.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database.


c. 1839


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 569  [AotW citation 18391]