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Federal (USV)


John J. Glisson

(1833 - 1896)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 29, he enlisted on 1 August 1862 in West Chester and mustered as Corporal, Company A, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 August in Harrisburg. He was promoted to Sergeant on 16 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital of General Porter's Fifth Army Corps, probably on the Steven Grove farm or in the town of Sharpsburg, returned to duty, and mustered out with his Company on 17 May 1863.

After the War

By 1880 he was living in Bridgeport, PA, his occupation given as "superintendent".

References & notes

His service from the Register.1 Wound and hospital information from Nelson2. Personal details from family genealogists and the 1880 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Carrie E. Lewis (1835-1865) in 1859 and they had 3 children. He married again, to Amanda Baker (1838-1910), and they had son, Harry Baker Glisson (1868-1940).


1833 in PA


04/13/1896; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Montgomery Cemetery, Norristown, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23846]

2   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. 224  [AotW citation 23847]