Batchelor or Bathelder, Justin or Justus

Rank: Private

Unit: K Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: October 23, 1839 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was 22.

Date of birth: Oct 1817

Hometown: Sanford, Maryland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Ostler

Campaign: Second Seminole War

Died: 27 March 1840

Cause of death: Accidentally shot himself

Location of fatality: Fort King, Florida (Ocala, Florida)

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Place of interment: Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida

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