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Federal (USV)


Henry Eakin

(1844 - 1873)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old wagon maker in Putnam County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the German Reformed Church hospital in Fredrick, MD and sent back to his Company on 24 November 1862.

After the War

He mustered out on 1 September 1862 in Indianapolis.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




02/16/1873; Elletsville, IN; burial in Presbyterian 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. 618  [AotW citation 18782]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #69  [AotW citation 18783]