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Federal (USV)


John Scott

(1840 - 1911)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Greencastle, he mustered as Private, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals in Boonsboro, MD and Philadelphia, PA. He was arrested for being absent without leave in January 1863. He was detached as a Brigade teamster from March to November 1863. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864 but was listed as a deserter on 28 July 1864 at Fort Rosecrans, TN. He returned to duty, date not given, and transferred to Company H, 70th Indiana Infantry on 4 November 1864 in Atlanta. He was consolidated into Company C, 33rd Indiana Infantry in Washington, DC on 6 June 1865 and mustered out with them on 21 July.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital information from Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1840 in IN


06/05/1911; Belleville, IL; burial in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 619  [AotW citation 18791]