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J.C. Lynch

J.C. Lynch

Federal (USV)


James Canning Lynch

(1840 - 1901)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A real estate agent and accountant, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 August 1861 and promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 November.

On the Campaign

He commanded his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain of Company B on 4 January 1863. He was wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and at Bristoe Station, VA on 14 October 1863. While detailed as Acting Inspector-General of General John Gibbon's Division he was commissioned Colonel of the 183rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 19 June 1864. He mustered out at the expiration of his term on 6 October 1864 and was honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers on 13 March 1865.

After the War

He was present at the Grand 25th Reunion at Gettysburg in 1888 and was a speaker at the dedication of the Regiment's monument there in September 1889.

References & notes

Service information from Ward1 and Bates.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a CDV sold by Cowan's Auctions in 2014.


01/16/1840; Waterbury, CT


04/12/1901; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 104, 304, 311  [AotW citation 21538]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. V, pp. 129, 131  [AotW citation 21539]