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Federal (USV)


James J. Hasson

(1840 - 1915)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old nail maker in Reading, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 5 March 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was captured at Gettysburg in July 1863, but paroled and rejoined his Company soon after. He was promoted to 3rd Sergeant in September 1863. He transferred to Company A, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 November 1864 and was discharged at Hatcher's Run, VA on 4 March 1865.

After the War

He worked in a pipe shop and at the Reading Railroad workshops until retiring in 1905.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3 He's also seen as James J. Hassan. Details from his obituary in the Reading Times of 17 December 1915. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Valeria Dunlap (1849-1907) in about 1868 and they had 4 children.


06/01/1840; Reading, PA


12/16/1915; Reading, PA; burial in Saint Peter the Apostle Church Cemetery, Reading, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23500]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23501]

3   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. 240  [AotW citation 23502]