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Federal (USV)


John McEwen

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old merchant in Minneapolis, MN, he mustered as Private, Company A, First Minnesota Infantry on 29 April 1861. He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as John McEwin. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.2 Details from Barden & Jorgenson.3


c. 1839; Montreal, CANADA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 3874]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 1, pg. 50  [AotW citation 20245]

3   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/70  [AotW citation 20246]