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Federal (USV)


James Quinn

(? - 1862)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 3rd Indiana Cavalry

Before Antietam

From Vevay, Switzerland County, he enlisted there in July and mustered as Private, Company A, 3rd Indiana Cavalry on 22 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Quebec School house near Middletown, MD on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 30 September 1862 but died there of wounds on 31 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service and death from wounds from the Adjutant General.2 Hospital details from the Patient List,3 which says he was admitted with chronic rheumatism. His place and date of wounding from Pickerill.4 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/30/1862; Frederick, 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 4054]

2   State of Indiana, Adjutant General's Office, and William H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, 8 volumes, Indianapolis: (various) State Printers, 1865-1869, Vol. 5, pg. 388; Vol. 8, pg. 209   [AotW citation 25286]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #136  [AotW citation 25288]

4   Pickerill, William N., History of the Third Indiana Cavalry, Indianapolis: Aetna Printing, 1906, pg. 189  [AotW citation 25301]