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Federal (USA)


John Frank Gile

(1842 - 1925)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 14th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

Often known as Frank, he was a 19 year old cordwainer (shoemaker) living on his father John's farm in Rockingham County, NH, when he enlisted on 22 August 1861 at Concord, NH in Company A of the First Battalion, 14th United States Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a 5th Corps hospital in the Charles Clark house in Sharpsburg. He was discharged at the end of his enlistment on 22 August 1864.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was farming the family place with his widowed mother. By 1900 he was farming with his own young family in Nottingham. In 1910 he was retired and living in Melrose, MA with his wife and children.

References & notes

His service from the Registers.1 His wounding and hospital details from Nelson.2 Both have him as John Giles. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1850 - 1910.

He married Jeanette S "Nettie" Jenkins (1865-1946) in July 1889 and they had 3 children.


02/17/1842; Raymond, NH


1925; Melrose, MA; burial in South Cemetery, Nottingham, NH


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 141, pg. 291  [AotW citation 26462]

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. 223  [AotW citation 26463]