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Federal (USV)


Stark Cutsinger

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer from Shelby County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

In action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 he was wounded by a gunshot to the right leg, then, while leaving the field, struck in the same leg by a piece of shell, which also broke the femur.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the hospital at Smoketown, near the battlefield, and his right leg was amputated at the thigh. He was discharged for wounds on 10 January 1863 at Frederick, MD.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital information from Nelson2 with wound details from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


Date not known; burial in Cutsinger Cemetery, Edinburgh, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 581  [AotW citation 18442]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 180  [AotW citation 18443]