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Federal (USV)


James S. Stratton

(1842 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old clerk in Winchendon, MA, he mustered as Private in Company G, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 July 1861. He was appointed Corporal, date not given. On 13 and 14 March 1862 he led his Company at the van of his Regiment "pushing on through swamps and thickets, and on the track of the railroad" at New Bern, NC, and was noted by Colonel Clark in his Report.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 Details in the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Riverside Cemetery, Winchendon, 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. 2, pg. 630  [AotW citation 20732]

2   Walcott, Charles Folsom, History of the Twenty-first Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, in the War for the Preservation of the Union, 1861-1865, Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1882, pp. 63, 208  [AotW citation 20733]