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Federal (USV)

Private

Thomas McCall

(c. 1838 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23 he enlisted on 22 April 1861 in New York City and mustered in to service as Private, Company A, 4th New York Infantry on 7 May.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his left arm, which was broken, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital then sent on 20 September to the the Newton University Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He had several surgical procedures to remove pieces of bone and bullet from his arm. The bone knitted and the wounds healed sufficiently that he was discharged for disability on 12 December 1862. By May of 1863 the bone was deteriorating and he was suffering from pneumonia. He died from that and his "suppurating" (infected) gunshot wound on 24 August 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound, hospital, medical, and death details from the MSHWR.2

Birth

c. 1838

Death

08/24/1863 in NY

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 1898, Ser. No. 17, pg. 714  [AotW citation 23075]

2   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Vol. 2, Part. 2, pg. 670  [AotW citation 23076]