Enlistment Date: August 9, 1862
Release Date: May 24, 1863
Unit: 135th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G
James Hanlin was born around 1842. During the Civil War, he joined the army at the age of 20 and was placed in the 135th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company G.
Unfortunately there is little other than a remnant of a tombstone or footstone and a GAR marker at this gravesite. This is possibly James Hanlon of Latrobe, an agent of the Pennsylvania Railroad, who enrolled on August 9, 1862. Additional research is needed to complete this entry.
The regiment was relatively inactive towards the beginning of its service, mostly being on guard and picket duty. This was until April 28, 1863 when it was sent to Pollock’s Mill near Fredericksburg. Here, the regiment took part of a battle, losing three members. Later, on May 2, 1863, the regiment supplied reinforcements to Union troops fighting near Chancellorsville. Following the battle, the regiment was sent to Harrisburg, where it was mustered out on May 24, 1863.
(Compiled by Raymond Aguiar)