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J.W. Dean

J.W. Dean

Federal (USV)


Jarvis W. Dean

(1828 - 1902)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 34 year old carpenter in Roxbury, MA, he enlisted 1 August and mustered as Private, Company K, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 12 August 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company H on 1 October 1862 but resigned and was discharged for wounds on 29 April 1863. He was then commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 16th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps on 6 June 1863. He resigned his commission on 13 February 1865.

After the War

He worked as a carpenter in Boston to at least 1879 and was collecting a small Federal pension there by 1883.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines 1, the Army Register,2 and the US Adjutant General's General Order No. 256 of 15 September 1864. His postwar occupation from a Boston City Directory for 1879. Pension and wound detail from the List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph offered for sale in 2019 by the Excelsior Brigade.




04/11/1902; Belmont, MA; burial in Belmont Cemetery, Belmont, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 703  [AotW citation 20465]

2   US Army, Adjutant General, Official Army Register of the Volunteer Forces, U. S. Army, 8 vols., Washington, DC: Adjutant General's Office, 1867, Part VIII  [AotW citation 20466]

3   US Department of the Interior, Pension Office, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, 5 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1883  [AotW citation 20467]