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Federal (USV)


Francis M. James

(1839 - 1906)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in Jennings County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864 and mustered out on 12 September 1864. He enlisted again and mustered as Sergeant, Company G, 145th Indiana Infantry on 7 February 1865 and mustered out of service on 21 January 1866 in Cuthbert, AL.

References & notes

Service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His presence at Antietam from Jones.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




07/02/1906; burial in Graham Presbyterian Cemetery, Lovett, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 612  [AotW citation 18826]

2   Jones, Wilbur D., Jr., Giants in the Cornfield: the 27th Indiana Infantry, Shippenburg (Pa.): White Mane Publishers, 1997, pg. 16  [AotW citation 18827]