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Federal (USV)


John P. Wells

(c. 1839 - 1920)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 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 the right thumb in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database.


c. 1839


06/02/1920; Indiahoma, OK; burial in Bartholomew County, 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 18476]