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Federal (USV)


John W. Spencer

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company G.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Age 24, a carpenter in Stoneham on enlistment in July 1861. Appointed Corporal 1 August 1862. Promoted Sergeant 1 January 1863 and First Sergeant 1 July. Missing in action at Spottsylvania, VA in May 1864, and mustered out 1 August 1864.


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. 111 - 114  [AotW citation 6982]