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Federal (USV)


James Dammers

(c. 1830 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in the US Navy on 7 May 1861 for one year. He served aboard USS Bainbridge and USS Niagara. Discharged as Carpenter's Mate on 14 June 1862. He was listed as a 32 year old mariner from Boston when he enlisted as Private on 14 August 1862 in Company A of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 10 November 1862.

After the War

He was agent for the Boston Hand Stamp Company in New York by 1864, and in Boston by 1870.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Details from City Directories for New York (1864) and Boston (1870).


c. 1830


Date not known


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. II, pp. 72 - 130  [AotW citation 2888]