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Federal (USV)


Jesse Clair

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted in Mt. Pleasant, PA on 21 June 1861 and mustered into service as a Private in Company B, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 June in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital on the Line Farm near Sharpsburg but died there the next day.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Hospital detail from Nelson.3


c. 1842


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 442 - 443  [AotW citation 8042]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23127]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 161  [AotW citation 23128]