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Federal (USV)


Jasper Newton Layman

(1842 - 1895)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 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 in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, shot in the ankle in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was treated at a field hospital at Acquia Creek, VA, then a hospital in Washington, DC. He returned to duty on 26 September 1863, but was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 15 December 1863. He mustered out of service on 12 August 1864.

After the War

In August 1878 he began to receive a Federal pension of $8 a month, then living in Saint Louis Crossing, Flat Rock Township, Bartholomew County.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Chancellorsville details from Steven Russell's Roster. His pension information from the List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




1895; burial in Sidney Branch Cemetery, Flat Rock Park, 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 18458]

2   US Department of the Interior, Pension Office, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, 5 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1883, Vol. IV, pg. 10  [AotW citation 18459]