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Federal (USV)


James W. Lent

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, from Richmond, ME, he enlisted as a Private in Company G, 7th Maine Infantry on 21 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing but had been wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 21 December 1863 and transferred to Company F, First Maine Veteran Infantry on 21 August 1864. He mustered out with them on 28 June 1865.

References & notes

His status as missing at Antietam from Hyde.1 His service from the Adjutant General.2

The US Congress awarded Emma J Lent an increase in her widow's pension to $50/month in about 1929.

More on the Web

In 1886 his wife Emma, then living in Manchester, ME, sued a local rumseller to recover $2000 for selling liquor to her husband.


c. 1842


1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6671]

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 27854]