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Federal (USV)

Private

John Doherty

(c. 1821 - 1863)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 40 year old laborer from Boston, he enlisted in Company E, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 28 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reporting missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reported missing again, in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863. He may have been captured there, as he was listed as a prisoner of war by September 1863, and died while still a prisoner in Richmond, VA on 31 December 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and the History.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1821 in MA

Death

12/31/1863 Richmond, VA; burial in Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, VA

Notes

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. 442  [AotW citation 17792]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 265  [AotW citation 17793]