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Federal (USV)

Private

Bernard McElroy

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 69th New York Infantry on 7 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right arm (or leg) in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability at Camp Convalescent, VA on 27 March 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as Bernard McIlroy. Wound detail from Nelson.2

Birth

c. 1837

Notes

2   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. 222  [AotW citation 18150]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 310  [AotW citation 18151]