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Federal (USV)


James Fitts

(? - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 19 year old shoemaker in Hingham when he enlisted in June 1861 in Company G of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at Smoketown, MD on 6 November 1862 and was buried there. He was reinterred in the National Cemetery by 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, with details from Soldiers2.


11/06/1862; Smoketown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3500]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 44  [AotW citation 6803]