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Federal (USV)

Private

Archibald Lindsay Thompson Mullan

(1842 - 1885)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer from Washington County, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left leg which entered at his knee and fractured his tibia, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD to 15 May 1863, when he was transferred to Cincinnati, OH. He returned to his Company 21 July 1863, and was detached to the Ambulance Corps from 22 September 1863 to 15 July 1864. He mustered out with his unit on 1 September 1864 in Indianapolis.

References & notes

His service from Brown,1 who has him as Lindsey A. Mullen, and the Historical Data Systems database (as Linsey Archibald Mullen). Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Patient List 3 (as S.L. Mullan). Further information from Steve Russell's Roster. His full name and birth date from family genealogists.

He was one of 12 children born to Henry Harvey Mullan (1792-1867) and his second wife Sarah Davis Griffith (m. 1823). At least two of his brothers died during the War: James B. (b. 1836) died at Frederick, MD on 14 August 1862 while Private, Co. G, 13th Indiana Infantry - he's buried at Antietam National Cemetery as Mullen; and William Alexander Hamilton Horn (b. 1844), Private, Co. B, 16th Indiana Infantry, at Memphis, TN on 10 February 1863.

Birth

10/16/1842

Death

05/11/1885 Boistfort Prairie, WA; burial in Boistfort Prairie, WA

Notes

1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 600  [AotW citation 18612]

2   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. 330  [AotW citation 18613]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #4.449  [AotW citation 18614]