Michael CooganHome State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 63rd New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 23 at enlistment. Mustered in as first sergeant, Company H, on October 19, 1861. Returned to ranks, and promoted to corporal, no dates.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action, slightly, leg, on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Transferred to Company B on June 12, 1863. He re-enlisted as a veteran on December 21, 1863. He deserted on February 5, 1864, on expiration of furlough.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from McLernon1. He appears as private in the Antietam casualty list.
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 2449]
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