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Federal (USV)


James Crash

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted on 31 July 1861 in New York City and mustered as a Private in Company H, 51st New York Infantry on 3 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to US Army General Hospital (GH) #6 in Frederick, MD on 2 October, also listed as "deranged." He was transferred to GH #1 on 9 February 1863 and sent on to Baltimore on 21 April. He was discharged on 28 October 1863 from the Government Insane Hospital in Washington, DC.

References & notes

His service and other details from the Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as James Crask.


c. 1839


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 1900, Ser. No. 25, p. 48  [AotW citation 30376]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #142  [AotW citation 30377]