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Federal (USV)


John Strassell

(c. 1831 - ?)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 31, from Marshall, MI, he enlisted 11 August 1862 in Marshall and mustered as Private, Company G, 17th Michigan Infantry on 18 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Locust Spring Hospital near Sharpsburg, but died of wounds there, date not given.

References & notes

Service from the Record of Service.1 Hospital detail from Nelson.2


c. 1831


Date not known; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 100  [AotW citation 20228]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 404  [AotW citation 20229]