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Federal (USV)


James Dodson

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old painter from Bedford, IN, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Corporal 7 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the City Hotel Hospital in Fredrick, MD 28 September to 8 October for chronic rheumatism, then transferred to Philadelphia. He mustered out to date from 24 October 1862 to enlist in the Regular Army. He enlisted in Washington, DC on 14 January 1863 in Battery G, 4th US Artillery and mustered out on 28 August 1864 in Nashville, TN.

References & notes

His volunteer service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital detail from the Patient List.2 Regular Army service and other details from the Registers,3 which have him as James Dotson.


c. 1837 in KY


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 587  [AotW citation 18493]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #470  [AotW citation 18495]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 334  [AotW citation 18494]