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Federal (USV)


John E. Gardner

(1843 - 1885)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old plasterer in Jasper, IN, he mustered as Private, Company K, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals in Philadelphia, then detached for duty with the Provost Marshal there on 15 December 1862. He was discharged in Philadelphia for disability and epilepsy on 4 February 1863. He reenlisted in the 27th on 28 March 1864 and transferred to Company G, 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 in Louisville, KY.

After the War

A deputy sheriff in Dubois County, IN, he and another man were shot and killed near Jasper by three men they were attempting to arrest.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from Steven Russell's Roster research. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also his death information, from the Leelanau (MI) Enterprise of 11 June 1885.


01/16/1843; Louisville, KY


06/01/1885; Jasper, IN; burial in Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 623  [AotW citation 18805]