(1833 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 69th New York Infantry
He enrolled as First Lieutenant in the Chicago Shield's Guard (Company I, 23d Illinois Infantry) on 15 June 1861, and was captured in action at Lexington, MO in September. He was exchanged and, then age 29, enrolled in Chicago, IL to serve three years, and mustered in as Captain, Company D, 69th New York Infantry on 13 October 1861. He was wounded in action at Malvern Hill, VA on 1 July 1862. He recovered at home in Chicago, and was on recruiting duty in August.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded in the shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He died of wounds on 1 October 1862 at a US Army General Hospital, Frederick, MD.
References & notes
Service information from the NY Roster1 and Illinois: Roster of Officers and Enlisted Men (1900). Bio details from the Irish Brigade;2 thanks to Robert McLernon for the pointer. His gravesite is on Findagrave. There is also a memorial to him on FIndagrave, for Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, NY. It is not clear if that refers to a cenotaph, or why he would be buried there, if he was.
01/1833 in IRELAND
10/01/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Saint Johns Cemetery, Frederick, MD
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 314 [AotW citation 18060]
2 Conyngham, David Power, The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns, New York: William McSorley & Co., 1867, pp. 551, 556 [AotW citation 18061]