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Federal (USV)


John McCoy

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was age 24 when he enlisted as Private in Company A, 61st NY Infantry on 30 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot through his left lung in action on 17 September at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield and admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 24 September. He died there of wounds - "acute traumatic pneumonia" - on 14 October 1862.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the new National Cemetery about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service data from the State of New York.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1837


10/14/1862; 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 3870]

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, Issue 25 (for 1900), pg. 989  [AotW citation 7649]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #319  [AotW citation 22587]