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Federal (USV)


John Francis Dinn

(1837 - 1922)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer from Taylorsville, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Frederick, MD from 28 September until discharged there for wounds on 15 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital information from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/19/1837; Boston, MA


01/03/1922; Edinburgh, IN; burial in Rest Haven 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 18444]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #166  [AotW citation 18445]