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Federal (USV)


John Duncan Laughlin

(1843 - 1909)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer from Daviess County, he mustered as Private into Company B, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Philadelphia, PA and Indianapolis, and returned to his Company. He mustered out with the regiment on 1 September 1864 at Indianapolis, IN.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database, which has him as James Laughlin. The State Adjutant General has him as James D. Laughlin. His gravesite is on Findagrave; Williams Cemetery is within the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane.


01/14/1843; Lawrence County, IN


10/30/1909; Burns City, IN; burial in Williams Cemetery, Burns City, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 575  [AotW citation 18413]