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James Colf, Co. C, 17th Michigan Inf.

James Colf
7 Aug. 1844 - 4 Feb 1912
Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 17th Michigan Infantry in August, 1862. He was wounded in the shoulder at the battle of the Wilderness, and twice in the head at Antietam. He came to Exeter Township, Michigan in 1855, locating on section 11.

Enlisted as a Private on 11 August 1862 at the age of 18
Enlisted in Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 18 August 1862.
Wounded on 17 September 1862 at Antietam, MD
Wounded on 20 January 1864 at Knoxville, TN
Mustered out Company C, 17th Infantry Regiment Michigan on 03 June 1865 in Delaney House, Washington, DC

After returning to Michigan, James married Martha Ellen Richards on 12 Feb. 1869 in Van Buren Township; Wayne County, Michigan.

From their photo collection, courtesy of descendants Art & Betty Goodhall. Uploaded by Janice Pfluge Cain
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