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J. Yates

J. Yates

Federal (USV)


John Yates

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 24 year old tinner (tin smith) living with his father James and 2 sisters in Racine, WI. He enlisted as a Corporal in Company F, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry on 23 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, probably in or near David Miler's infamous Cornfield.

References & notes

His service from the State of Wisconsin.1 Burial information from the Cemetery History.2 Personal details from the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph in Racine County Militant (1915); thanks to John Banks for the poke that led to that.


c. 1836 in ENGLAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 364  [AotW citation 10190]

2   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869, pg. 165  [AotW citation 27302]