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Federal (USV)


Cornelius Callahan

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company G, 2nd Delaware Infantry at age 18 on 1 July 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the hip joint, thigh, and/or side in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Old Church Hospital in Frederick, MD, but died of wounds on 4 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1, which says he was killed in action at Antietam. A picture of his gravestone is online from Findagrave, thanks to Jen Snoots. It also has his name as Cornelius Callaghan. Casualty details from Nelson.2


c. 1843


10/04/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Saint John's Cemetery, Frederick, MD


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, 2nd Delaware Infantry   [AotW citation 14637]