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Federal (USV)


John Kerns

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted on Long Island, NY, and mustered in as a Private in Company E, 42nd New York Infantry on 22 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was listed as a deserter on 22 September 1862 at Philadelphia, PA.

References & notes

His service from the State of New York,1 also as John Kearns.


c. 1837


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8547]