Farmer, Civil War Veteran
Birth: 1833, Ireland
Death: 1910, likely Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery
Military Service: Private, 140th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry, Company B
James C. Nolan emigrated from Ireland in 1839, too early to be a response to the Great Famine caused by the potato blight. On April 9, 1862, he enlisted as a Sergeant and was mustered into the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment on September 4, 1862. He was mustered out on December 29, 1863, after the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. According to the 1890 Veterans Schedule, Nolan had been wounded and suffered sunstroke, and was discharged due to his wounds. In the 1900 and 1910 censuses, Nolan is listed as a farmer in Vienna.
Regimental History, 140th Pennsylvania Infantry
Organized at Pittsburgh and Harrisburgh and mustered in September 8, 1862. Ordered to Parktown, Md., September 9, and duty guarding Northern Central Railroad till December. Attached to 5th Corps, Middle Department, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1865.
SERVICE.-Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field, and reached Aquia Creek December 15, 1862. Duty near Falmouth, Va., till April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. At Stevensburg till May. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Corbin's Bridge May 8; Spottsylvania May 5-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. "Bloody Angle," assault on the Salient, May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of James River at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Hatcher's Run December 9. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-AprIl 9. Skirmishes on line of Hatcher's and Gravelly Runs March 29-30. Boydton Road and White Oak Road or Hatcher's Run March 31. Sutherland Station April 2. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Flat Creek, near Amelia Court House, April 5. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D. C., May 2-12. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out May 31, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 188 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 326.