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Federal (USV)

Private

Peter Conlan

(c. 1839 - 1863)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A laborer from East Cambridge, he enlisted in Company B, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 22 in May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was later mentioned by Lieutenant Morse for bravery at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was injured while cutting trees in a working party near Harpers Ferry on 20 October 1862. He was mortally wounded through the neck, side, and leg in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863, and died there on the 9th or 11th.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. His presence at Antietam and 1862 injury from a letter of Morse's dated 20 October 1862 from Maryland Heights.

Birth

c. 1839; Monahan, IRELAND

Death

07/11/1863 Gettysburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Notes

1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pg. 314  [AotW citation 14562]