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Federal (USV)


John D. McKahin

(1824 - 1898)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 36 year old railroad conductor in Michigan City, IN, he mustered as First Sergeant, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 5 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot and buckshot in the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD, then recuperated at his father's home in Frankfort, PA. He was appointed Captain, Company H on 1 October 1862, but resigned for disability due to his wounds on 14 March 1863. He was again commissioned, as Captain, Company E, 138th Indiana Infantry on 27 May 1864 and mustered out with them on 30 September 1864 in Indianapolis. He was then commissioned Lieutenant Colonel, 155th Indiana Infantry on 18 April 1865. He mustered out for the last time on 4 August 1865 in Washington, DC.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital detail from Nelson2 and Steve Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave




01/30/1898; Marseilles, IL; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 597  [AotW citation 18560]

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. 313  [AotW citation 18561]