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Federal (USV)


James J. Gough

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Company F, 5th New York Heavy Artillery

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 26 December 1861 in New York City, and mustered as a Private in Company F, 5th New York Heavy Artillery on 27 December.

On the Campaign

He was killed by the "premature explosion" of a shell in the battery while in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic service from the Adjutant General.1


c. 1839


09/13/1862; Harpers Ferry, VA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1906, Vol. 4, pg. 238  [AotW citation 22406]