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J.A. Lee

J.A. Lee

Federal (USV)


Jacob A. Lee

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old school teacher from Taylorsville, he enlisted as 3rd Sergeant in Company C, 27th Indiana Infantry in August 1861. He was promoted First Sergeant in October, and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in April 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in September.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 24 October 1862. Reinterred from his original burial in Keedysville to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data and the photo here from Brown2.


c. 1839


10/24/1862; Keedysville, 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 3781]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pp. 157, 579  [AotW citation 7957]