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Federal (USV)


James L. Dows

(c. 1819 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 77th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 42, he enlisted on 14 September 1861 in Charlton for three years and mustered as Wagoner, Company H, 77th New York Infantry on 1 October. He was made a Private on 22 March 1862.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD with diarrhea on 6 October and died there on 14 November 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Disease and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has J.G. Dows.


c. 1819


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 29, pg. 478  [AotW citation 26023]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #5.051  [AotW citation 26024]