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J. Dammers

J. Dammers

Federal (USV)


James Dammers

(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 slightly 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 - in the hand stamp business there to at least 1880. By 1900 and to at least 1910 he was a justice of the peace in Boston.

References & notes

His service from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the City Directories for New York (1864) and Boston (1870), and the US Census of 1880-1910. His picture from a photograph in the Michael J. McAfee Collection, as reproduced in Military Images (September/October 2002).

He married Asenath Eliza Casey (1842-1895) in 1862 and they had 7 children. He married again, Huldah Sophia Cates (1845-1907) in April 1905, and, for the third time, the widow Nancy "Annie" Fuller Bosworth (1840-1924) in September 1908; her late husband Orrin W. Bosworth (1835-96) had been in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry 1862-63.


08/1830; Boston, 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. II, pp. 72 - 130  [AotW citation 2888]