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Federal (USV)


James C. Rafford

(c. 1834 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, from Maysville, ME, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 16th Maine Infantry on 14 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He died of disease at Smoketown, MD on 27 October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial at Smoketown to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from Maine.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1834


10/27/1862; 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 4058]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863  [AotW citation 25187]