John McMahon(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 19 in Company G, 61st New York Infantry on 10 September 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded - in both legs - in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of wounds on 16 October 1862. Reinterred from his original burial in Frederick, MD to the National Cemetery in or before 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the State of New York>2. Wound detail from a New York Times list of 22 September.
Death Date: 10/16/1862 Death Place: Frederick, MD Burial Place: 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 3898]
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. 996 [AotW citation 7654]
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