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Federal (USV)


John L. Runkle

(1841 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old shoemaker from Johnson County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was appointed Corporal on 25 June 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm hospital near Sharpsburg. He was wounded again, in the right thigh in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He died of wounds at Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC on 25 October 1863.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Sharpsburg hospital detail from Nelson.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




10/25/1863; Washington, DC; 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. 583  [AotW citation 18469]

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. 373  [AotW citation 18470]