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Federal (USV)


John Quincy Adams

(1826 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 36 year old farmer residing in Boston when he enlisted as Private on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.


03/22/1826; Carlisle, MA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Green Cemetery, Carlisle, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2 , pp. 206 - 213  [AotW citation 2694]