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Federal (USV)


John H. Peters

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old laborer from Lexington, he enlisted in Company E, 12th Massachusetts Infantry on 26 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was again wounded, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was appointed Corporal, date not given, and mustered out with his Company on 8 July 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Thanks to great-great-grandson Stuart Peters Fyfe for kindly sharing an excellent post-war photograph of Peters.


c. 1837


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, pg. 33  [AotW citation 6783]