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Confederate (CSV)


James O. Dyer

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted in Company D, 18th Mississippi Infantry on about 1 June 1861 and was appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded by gunshot to his right elbow in action at Sharpsburg on 17 (or 18) September 1862, and captured.

The rest of the War

A Federal surgeon removed part of his ulna (forearm bone), he was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 15 to 28 November 1862, then transferred to Baltimore, probably Ft. McHenry, for exchange. He was discharged for wounds on 19 December 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records via the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 1 and the MSHWR.2


1   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #1.404  [AotW citation 21384]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 2, pg. 853  [AotW citation 21385]