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Federal (USV)


Rezin Sumner

(c. 1843 - 1869)

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. He was promoted to Corporal on 24 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot in the right shoulder and base of his neck in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital in Sharpsburg, then at hospitals in Fredrick, Baltimore, and Pt. Lookout, MD, and Washington, DC. He was then at Camp Convalescent, Alexandria, VA and finally the US General Hospital in Madison, IN. His right eye was impaired in position and sight, and his right arm had atrophied, but he returned to his Company on 26 July 1864. He mustered out with them on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis, IN.

After the War

He died relatively young at about age 26.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and other details from Steven Russell's Roster. His name is also seen as Reason Sumner.


c. 1843




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 18416]