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Federal (USV)


Francis Asbury Ottwell

(c. 1842 - 1874)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer from Bloomington, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot which "shattered" his left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD to 30 September, then transferred to one in Philadelphia. He was discharged for wounds at the Convalescent Camp, Alexandria, VA on 23 February 1863.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital detail from Nelson2 and the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1842


01/10/1874; Indianapolis, IN; burial in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, 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 18617]

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. 343  [AotW citation 18618]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.574  [AotW citation 18619]