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Federal (USV)


Dorr James Blood

(1833 - 1896)

Home State: Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Vermont Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old hostler from Putney, he enlisted in Brattleboro as a Private in Company C, 2nd Vermont Infantry on 18 May 1861. He was wounded in the left thigh at Bull Run, VA on 21 July 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 21 October 1861 and to 3rd Sergeant on 25 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to his chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was briefly in a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 29 September to 1 October, then sent on to Philadelphia. He was in the US Army hospital in Chester, PA by the end of October 1862. Then at a hospital in Brattleboro, VT, he transferred to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps by June 1863. He was in the Lowell US Army General Hospital in Portsmouth Grove, RI to at least October 1863 and was discharged on 1 April 1864.

References & notes

His service from Peck1 with details from his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, also as Dorr D. Blood and Dan Blood. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/1833; Putney, VT


10/04/1896; Putney, VT; burial in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT


1   Peck, Theodore S., Adjutant General, and The Vermont Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers and Lists of Vermonters who Served in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, Montpelier: Press of the Watchman Publishing Co., 1892, pg. 41  [AotW citation 28937]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28938]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.908  [AotW citation 28939]