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Federal (USV)


Dawson Denney

(1839 - 1927)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year farmer in Bloomington, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a piece of shell on top of his left shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated a hospitals in Boonsboro and Frederick, MD for his wound and for "debility" to 10 March 1863, then transferred through Baltimore back to his unit by 15 March. He was again wounded, slightly, in the hand at Chancellorsville , VA on 3 May 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 at Indianapolis.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who lists him as Dawson Denny, and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List,3 which has him as Dalson Denney. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He and his wife (m. 10/1864) Samira Bales (1846-1896) had 10 children between 1868 and 1888.


1839 in IN


02/08/1927; Paragon, IN; burial in Friendship Park Cemetery, Paragon, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 599  [AotW citation 18586]

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. 187  [AotW citation 18587]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #809  [AotW citation 18588]