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Federal (USV)


James D. Linton

(1838 - 1898)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Education: Jefferson Medical College, Class of 1861

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old physician in Delaware County, he enrolled and mustered on 20 January 1862 as Assistant Surgeon of the 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery regiment but resigned his commission on 20 June 1862. On 4 August 1862 he enlisted in Media and mustered as Private, Company D, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was mustered out with Company on 15 May 1863.

After the War

In 1874 he was a professor of anatomy at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia.

References & notes

Service information from the Register.1 His presence at Antietam from George Miller's story in the History.2 Personal details from the Transactions & Studies of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (1964). His gravesite is on Findagrave; he was originally buried in American Mechanics Cemetery, Philadelphia and reinterred in 1951.




11/02/1898; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23831]

2   Green, Robert McCay, compiler, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1862-1863, Philadelphia: Ware Brothers Company, printers, 1907, pg. 105  [AotW citation 23832]