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Federal (USV)

Private

John McCarty

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company E, 69th New York Infantry on 16 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863 and to the Veteran Reserve Corps on 6 February 1864.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as McCarthey and McCarthy. Wound detail from Nelson.2

Birth

c. 1838

Notes

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. 215  [AotW citation 18148]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 306  [AotW citation 18149]