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Federal (USV)


James M. Cole

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 45th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old clerk in Tioga County, he enlisted on 12 September 1861 in Wellsboro, and mustered into service as Corporal, Company I, 45th Pennsylvania Infantry on 18 October in Harrisburg. He was promoted to Sergeant on 17 June 1862 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 1 August.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840 in NY


09/14/1862; Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Forest Home Cemetery, Waverly, NY


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23050]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23051]