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Federal (USV)


John McMahon

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 61st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 19 in Company G, 61st New York Infantry on 10 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded - in both legs - in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest 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 & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 Service data from the State of New York.2 Wound detail from a New York Times list of 22 September.


c. 1842


10/16/1862; 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 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]