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Federal (USV)


John B. Jenks

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old shoemaker in Marlboro, he enlisted as Private, Company C, 12th Massachusetts Infantry in June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the groin in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the US Army hospital at Bonsall's Academy (part of USA General Hospital #3) in Frederick, MD from 1 October but he died there of wounds on 6 October 1862. His body was taken by relatives.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 Cook3 says he was buried in "Area M" on the west side of Frederick and his body was "said to be removed".


c. 1842


10/06/1862; Frederick, MD


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 18 - 21  [AotW citation 6728]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #241  [AotW citation 22149]

3   Cook, Benjamin F., and James Beale, History of the Twelfth Massachusetts Volunteers (Webster regiment), Boston: Twelfth (Webster) Regiment Association, 1882, pg. 145  [AotW citation 22150]