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Federal (USV)


John Groves

(c. 1835 - 1901)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old riverman from Jeffersonville, he mustered as Corporal, Company F, 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 slightly wounded in the right shoulder at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 MAy 1863 and in the left leg at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He retured to his Company on about 15 October 1863. He was detached for duty with the 20th Army Corps Ambulance service from September 1864 into January 1865. He transferred to Company H, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta when the 27th mustered out. He was consolidated into the 33rd Indiana Infantry in Washington, DC on 8 June 1865 and mustered out of service at Louisville, KY on 21 July 1865.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1835


11/04/1901; New Albany, IN; burial in New Albany National Cemetery, New Albany, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 600  [AotW citation 18575]