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Federal (USV)


John Donovan

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old painter from Boston, he enlisted 27 August 1861 in Company C, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the ankle in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He was released on 1 March 1865 at Wilmington, NC. He mustered out with his Company on 27 March 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailor, and Marines1 and the History.2


c. 1829


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 430  [AotW citation 17759]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 144  [AotW citation 17760]