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Federal (USV)


James Crudden

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 16 year old laborer living with his parents and siblings in Buffalo, NY. He enlisted in Buffalo on 1 May 1861 to serve two years and mustered in as a Private in Company A, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability on 10 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General1 with wound detail from the Chronicles.2 Personal details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1843 in NY


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 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 202  [AotW citation 28135]

2   Mills, John Harrison, and 21st Regiment Veteran Association of Buffalo, Chronicles of the Twenty-first Regiment New York State Volunteers, Buffalo: 21st Reg't. Veteran Association of Buffalo, 1887, pg. 293  [AotW citation 28136]