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Federal (USA)


John Clahane

(c. 1832 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th United States Infantry, First Battalion

Before Antietam

A 29 year old laborer, he enlisted as a Private in Company B, 11th United States Infantry in Boston, MA on 16 October 1861. He was described as being 5 feet 4½ inches tall with blue eyes, brown hair and light complexion.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot on the Campaign on or before 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September but died there of wounds on 21 September 1862. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick, MD to the new National Cemetery, Grave 3570, after the war.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as J. Chane. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 as. J. Clehen. His service from the Register.3 His memorial is on Findagrave, as J. Clehaner. He's also seen in military records as John Clahan and John Clehane.


c. 1832; County Cork, IRELAND


09/21/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3322]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.133  [AotW citation 21441]

3   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 54, pg. 210  [AotW citation 21449]