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Federal (USV)


Joseph Vance Kenton

(1833 - 1907)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old farmer in White County, he mustered as Corporal, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 13 July 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the left knee in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was treated at hospitals in Gettysburg and then the Mower US Army General Hospital, Philadelphia where he was discharged for wounds on 3 December 1863.

References & notes

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




06/10/1907; burial in Skedee Cemetery, Skedee, OK


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 598  [AotW citation 18563]