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Federal (USA)


James Cahoo

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 4th United States Artillery, Battery B

Before Antietam

A laborer, giving his age as 18, he enlisted on 9 April 1858 in Toledo, OH 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 cited for bravery at Antietam by battery commander Lieutenant Stewart in his Report.

The rest of the War

He mustered out at the end of his first enlistment at Belle Plain, VA in April 1863, then a Corporal. He reenlisted (then 18 years old, b. 1846 ?) for 4 years on 12 January 1864 in Toledo as a Private in Company B, 18th US Infantry and was discharged for disability on 7 September 1864 at Camp Thomas, Columbus, OH.

References & notes

His service from the Registers 1 and the ORs.2. Details from the US Census of 1860.


c. 1842; Toledo, OH


1   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 53, pg. 35; Vol. 147, pg. 117  [AotW citation 27430]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Serial 27), pp. 229 - 231  [AotW citation 10489]