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Federal (USV)


Michael Sullivan

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old wheelwright from Boston, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Massachusetts Infantry (Militia) for three months' service on 23 April 1861. He mustered out on 22 July. He then enlisted as Sergeant in Company E, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 25 July 1861. He was on recruiting duty, probably in Massachusetts, during the winter of 1861-62.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Stone House Hospital, Sharpsburg. He was discharged for wounds 9 April 1863 at Falmouth, VA.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and the History,2 which has him as a Private at Antietam. Hospital detail from Nelson.3


c. 1836


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 156; Vol. 2, pg. 447  [AotW citation 17809]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pp. 51, 144  [AotW citation 17810]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 406  [AotW citation 17811]