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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Henry McConnell

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Adjutant Henry M'Connell, was born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland: being intended for the medical profession, he received a liberal education. He was for some time connected with the Sixty-Ninth New York State Militia.

Age 29 at enrollment. Mustered in as second lieutenant, Company K, on November 2, 1861. Discharged on March 10, 1862. Mustered in as second lieutenant, same company, on March 19, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His body arrived in Albany, NY for burial on 12 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from McLernon1, with quote above from Conyngham2. Burial detail from J. Munsell's Collections on the History of Albany (Vol. II, 1867).

Birth

c. 1832; Mitchelstown, County Cork, IRELAND

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Cathedral Cemetery, Albany, NY

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 2454]

2   Conyngham, David Power, The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns, New York: William McSorley & Co., 1867, pg. 573  [AotW citation 2485]