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Federal (USV)


James McCurdy

(c. 1821 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40, he enlisted on 13 August 1861 in Philadelphia and mustered into service there as a Private in Company M, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, his skull fractured, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September but died there of his wounds on 24 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Thomas or James McCurdy. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He was administratively transferred to Company D, 147th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862, and his service details are also filed under that unit.


c. 1821


09/24/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23168]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23169]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.144  [AotW citation 23170]