Michael Shea(c. 1842 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 61st New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was 19 years old when he enlisted as Private in Company B, 61st NY Infantry on 22 August 1861. Promoted to Sergeant on 18 September. Wounded in action at Fair Oaks, VA on 1 June 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Probably wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Died of wounds at Frederic 24 November 1862. Reinterred from 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, which has him as Shay. Service data from the State of New York2.
Death Date: 11/24/1862 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 4153]
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. 1055 [AotW citation 7651]
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