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Federal (USV)

Private

John Shannahan

(c. 1830 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 32, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 69th New York Infantry on 8 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded the head and shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in hospitals in Frederick, MD and West Philadelphia. He was reported as a deserter from the latter in 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2

Birth

c. 1830

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. 314  [AotW citation 18203]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 381  [AotW citation 18204]