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Federal (USV)


Franklin Garsage

(1839 - 1916)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in Tuscarora County, OH, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 11 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, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was on detached duty as Division train guard April - August 1864, and was wounded for the third time, in the right hip, near Atlanta, GA on 20 August 1864. He was discharged in Atlanta for disability on 26 October 1864, having lost his ability to speak.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Details from Steven Russell's Roster research and family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave. He married Elizabeth Mumaw (originally the Mumma family of Lancaster, PA) in 1861, and she had a daughter Ella, born in Ohio in 1862.


10/20/1839; Holmes County, OH


03/11/1916; Cuba, MO; burial in Oak Hill-Wright Cemetery, Eckerty, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 614  [AotW citation 18732]