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Federal (USV)


Patrick Phelan Clooney

(1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 88th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled on 16 September 1861 in New York City, to serve three years, and mustered in as Captain, Company E, 88th New York Infantry on 2 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the battlefield, but was removed to Calvary by members of his Regiment on 21 October 1862. There is also a monument to him in the Ballybricken Churchyard, Waterford, Ireland.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Commissioned Captain, December 31, 1861, with rank from October 2, 1861, original. His middle name also seen as Felan. Thanks to Steve Maczuga for publishing the NY regimental information in his excellent database.

More on the Web

For more about the Captain and to (possibly) put a face to his name, see the post about him over at behind AotW.


05/05/1840; County Waterford, IRELAND


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, NY


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905  [AotW citation 10782]