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Federal (USA)


Andrew J. Ames

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer, he enlisted in Detroit, MI on 22 March 1858 as a Private in Battery B, 4th United States Artillery. At the US Census of 1860 he was with the Battery in Ruby Valley, Nevada.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out at the end of his enlistment at Belle Plain, VA on 22 March 1863, still a Private.

References & notes

Service information from Buell1 and the Registers.2 Some details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1836 in NY


1   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pp. 18 - 20, 42  [AotW citation 10483]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 053, pg. 3  [AotW citation 27431]