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Confederate (CSV)

Private

William McCue

(c. 1835 - 1905)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted 4 May 1861, at Orleans Barracks, in Company K, First Louisiana Infantry. He was a mechanic living in New Orleans, LA, and single.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the No. 5 US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD on 10 October 1862. He was paroled at Fort McHenry, MD on the 13th and sent to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange. He was received at Aikens Landing, VA on the 17th, and exchanged there on 10 November. He was back with his Company by March 1863. He was captured again, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863. He was received at Ft. Delaware, DE in early July 1863, and paroled there on the 30th. He was exchanged at City Point, VA on 1 August. He was on the Rolls as still paroled at Camp at Richmond, VA to at least December 1863. He was listed as absent without leave during January and February 1864, but was back with his unit in time to be wounded in action at Spottsylvania Courthouse, VA on 14 May 1864. In February 1865 he was temporarily transferred from Co. K to Co. A, for payment. No further military record.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. His gravesite in the Army of Northern Virginia tomb at Metairie, is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1835; Dublin, IRELAND

Death

02/11/1905 New Orleans, LA; burial in Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 1163  [AotW citation 14973]