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Federal (USV)


Stephen Younger Rayburn

(1830 - 1863)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 31 he mustered as Sergeant, Company D, 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 listed as a deserter in February 1863, but returned to his unit. He was mortally wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, losing his left leg to amputation, and died of wounds in Gettysburg on 1 August 1863.

After the War

He returned to Lawrence County and farmed at Shawswick for more than 35 years. He married twice and had 10 children with his first wife Elizabeth Edwards. He retired to Bedford, IN in 1901. He was a member of the GAR Post in Bedford.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as Stephen J. Reyburn, and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave, which has his first name as Stever.


01/28/1830; Lawrence County, IN


08/01/1863; Gettysburg, PA; burial in Crawford Cemetery, Shawswick, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 585  [AotW citation 18487]