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Federal (USV)


John Calvin Williams

(1842 - 1905)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A Railroad man in Crawfordsville, IN, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. We was wounded in the side by a piece of shell at Winchester, VA on 25 May 1862, and was treated at a hospital in Williamsport, MD.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left side of his head and face in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman Farm and Smoketown Hospitals near Sharpsburg to at least 15 January 1863.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and a letter in the Indiana State Sentinel (Indianapolis) of 26 January 1863. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1842; Glasgow, SCOTLAND


04/16/1905; burial in Eudora City Cemetery, Eudora, KS


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 602  [AotW citation 18607]

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. 440  [AotW citation 18608]