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Federal (USV)


James Hanscombe

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

A 27 year old farm laborer in Richfield, MN, he mustered as Private, Company E, First Minnesota Infantry on 23 May 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in Washington, DC on 17 November 1862.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars,1 which says he was killed in action on 17 September. Details from Barden & Jorgenson.2


c. 1834 in ME


11/17/1862; Washington, DC


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 57  [AotW citation 20239]

2   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/677  [AotW citation 20240]