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Federal (USV)


James Edward Thorp

(1839 - 1899)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Potosi, he enlisted in Company D, 7th Wisconsin Infantry on 19 August 1861. Detailed to Battery B, 4th US Artillery on 28 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Wisconsin1, which says he was discharged for disability in March 1862. His role in the Battery at Antietam from Buell2, who spells his name as Thorpe. Further details from family genealogists.


03/10/1839; Indianapolis, IN


02/15/1899; Potosi, WI; burial in Van Buren Cemetery, Potosi, WI


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, pp. 538 -   [AotW citation 10501]

2   Buell, Augustus, The Cannoneer: Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, Washington: The National Tribune Company, 1890, pg. 42  [AotW citation 10507]