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Federal (USV)


James M. Fesler

(1841 - 1873)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer from Morgan County, he mustered as Corporal, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 5 March 1863 and mustered out with his Company on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis.

After the War

He died young at age 32 years, 5 months, and 18 days.

References & notes

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




11/11/1873; Morgantown, IN; burial in East Hill Cemetery, Morgantown, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 604  [AotW citation 18645]