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Federal (USV)


John H. Ayers

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company

Before Antietam

He was a 31 year old mason living in South Danvers when he enlisted as Private on 2 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action [where?] on 3 September 1862. He was paroled on 9 September.

The rest of the War

He deserted on 13 January 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1.


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 2697]