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Federal (USV)


James Donahue Sherman

(1835 - 1905)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 26 year old carpenter in White County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshots to the right leg and face in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the right side in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, and returned to duty on 26 June 1863. He was wounded for the third time, in the foot at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864. He mustered out with his Company at Atlanta on 12 September 1864. On 14 June 1865 he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 151st Indiana Infantry, and mustered out with them on 19 September 1865 at Nashville, TN.

After the War

A grave marker indicates he was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) veterans group after the War.

References & notes

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




10/02/1905; burial in Blue Mound Cemetery, Milford, NE


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 601  [AotW citation 18622]