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Federal (USV)


James W. Spencer

(1842 - 1906)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company C, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the "Stone House" field hospital on the J. Poffenberger farm at Sharpsburg. He returned to duty and reenlisted on 29 December 1863. He was again wounded, and captured in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and was a prisoner to 26 February 1865. He mustered out on 9 February 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Ward.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/27/1842; Tioga County, PA


05/06/1906; Canton, PA; burial in Spencertown Cemetery, Spencertown, Tioga County, 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, pg. 322  [AotW citation 21582]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 397  [AotW citation 21583]