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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Edward Mayner

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 (or 29) year old carpenter, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company I, 69th New York Infantry on 20 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was sent to the US Army General Hospital #1 in Frederick, MD on 24 September and had his leg amputated. He died of wounds there on 29 October 1862. He was originally buried in Frederick, MD, probably in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, on 30 October 1862, and was later reinterred in the National Cemetery.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has him as Pvt. Edward Magner. Service information from the Roster,2. Further details from McLernon.3

Birth

c. 1838 in IRELAND

Death

10/29/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3831]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 209  [AotW citation 17980]

3   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 10  [AotW citation 17981]