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Federal (USV)


Michael Byrns

(? - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23 at enlistment. Mustered in as private, Company G, on April 11, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action, thigh, on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Transferred to Company A on June 12, 1863. He died of disease on February 20, 1864, at Douglas Hospital, Washington, D. C.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1. His name is also borne as Burns, and it appears that way in the casualty list. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, as Michael Burns, in Section 13 Grave Number 7999.


02/20/1864 Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


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 2404]