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Federal (USV)

Private

Bernard Hoey

(1833 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company A. Age 28 at enlistment in August 1861, he was listed at height 5 ft. 4 in., eyes blue, hair fair, complexion sallow, occupation laborer, born Ireland.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Captured in action on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg. Paroled on 17 December 1862. In 2nd Battalion, Paroled Prisoners at Annapolis, Maryland from January February, 1863. Still absent May 1863. Captured again in action on 14 October 1863 at Bristoe Station, Virginia. He was admitted to the Confederate States Military Hospital on 13 February 1864 and died of diarrhoea on 2 March 1864, at Richmond, Virginia.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. Birth year estimated from his age at enlistment. His name appears in a Roll of Honor for Richmond National Cemetery, Prisoners of War, as E. Holey. The men in this list might be buried in Richmond National Cemetery as Unknowns. His name is also borne as Hoy, and it appears that way in the original list. Pension Record: Minor Filed August 14, 1865.

Birth

1833 in IRELAND

Death

03/02/1864 Richmond, VA

Notes

1   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001  [AotW citation 2239]