John DwyreHome State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 21 at enlistment, he mustered in as Private, Company K, on October 3, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant on December 1, 1861. Promoted to First Sergeant on March 10, 1862. Transferred to Company G, no date.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action slightly, in the hand on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
Mustered in as first lieutenant, Company K, on November 12, 1862. Mustered in as captain on December 16, 1862. Mustered out on the consolidation of the regiment, on June 12, 1863.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from McLernon1. The picture here from a photograph in the collection of the New York Military Museum available online through the New York Heritage portal. His name is also borne as Dwyer.
1 McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 63rd New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagherís Irish Brigade, Antietam, Maryland; September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2001 [AotW citation 2391]
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