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Federal (USV)


Thomas Dorsett

(1843 - 1926)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Martin County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 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 wounded by gunshot to the forehead at Gettysburg on 3 July 1863, at Resaca, GA in the arm and side on 15 May 1864, and finally at New Hope Church, GA on 27 May. He mustered out on 12 September 1864 in Atlanta.

References & notes

Service from Brown,1 who has him as Thomas Dorcett, and the Historical Data Systems database, which lists him as Thomas Dossey. His gravesite is on Findagrave.




10/18/1926; Council Bluffs, IA; burial in Crescent Cemetery, Crescent, IA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 611  [AotW citation 18718]