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Federal (USV)


James Simpson Steele

(c. 1843 - 1928)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer from Cloverdale, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the leg, with fracture, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 26 September 1862, and was discharged there for wounds on 10 January 1863. He reenlisted and mustered as Sergeant into Company C, 115th Indiana Infantry on 4 August 1863 and mustered out on 25 February 1864 in Indianapolis. He again enlisted, as Private, Company F, 133rd Indiana Infantry on 17 May 1864. They were on duty at Bridgeport, AL as railroad guards, and he mustered out with them on 5 September 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital detail from the Patient List.2


c. 1843


07/25/1928; Birmingham, AL


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 570  [AotW citation 18398]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #529  [AotW citation 18399]