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J.B. Stimson

J.B. Stimson

Federal (USV)


Joseph Brandon Stimson

(1842 - 1916)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

Eleventh of at least 15 children born to Henry L. Stimson and Amy Lee Brandon, he went from North Carolina to Monroe County, IN with his family about age 5 (c. 1847). On 12 September 1861, by then a 19 year old farmer in Morgan County, he mustered as Private, Company G, 27th Indiana Infantry. He was on detached duty as a cattle guard February - June 1862. He was wounded in the chest by bayonet in action at Cedar Mountain on 9 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, by gunshot to the right temple (and further injured in the back by being trampled by Colonel Colgrove's horse) at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was in hospitals at Aquia Creek, VA and the Soldier's Home in Indianapolis, and returned to duty in August. He served as General Ruger's orderly September 1863 - August 1864. He was injured by being thrown from a horse on that duty, and mustered out on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis. He reenlisted, as Private, Company C, 43rd Indiana Infantry on 30 January and mustered out on 15 July 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Details from Steven Russell's Roster research, source also of his picture, from one of unknown provenance. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/29/1842; Iredell County, NC


03/17/1916; Ellettesville, IN; burial in Methodist Cemetery, Ellettsville, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 606  [AotW citation 18654]