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Federal (USV)


John Hand

(c. 1837 - 1922)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old farmer from Bartholomew County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left hand action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by gunshot through the right foot, in action at Gettysburg, PA. He was treated at hospitals on the battlefield, in Philadelphia, PA, and in Washington, DC. He was discharged there for wounds on 26 April 1864.

After the War

He died in 1922 at the National Hospital for Disabled Veterans, Hampton, VA.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and other details from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite in Indiana is on Findagrave as is a stone for him at the Hampton, VA, National Cemetery.


c. 1837


05/10/1922; Hampton, VA; burial in Carter Chapel Cemetery, Columbus, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 582  [AotW citation 18451]