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Federal (USV)


John W. Weaver

(c. 1840 - 1899)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old weaver in Cass County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861. He was in the guard house for disobeying orders in July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was on detached duty as a hospital nurse from May to November 1863, and was then in the guard house again. He was court-martialed in December 1863 for attempting escape from confinement and attempting to strike a superior officer with a knife. He was convicted, confined to the guard house into January 1864, and then confined to quarters to 9 March 1864. He was wounded again, by shell to the right shoulder and hip in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864. He was treated at a hospital in Nashville, TN and mustered out on 12 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His disciplinary history from Steve Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


09/04/1899; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, IN