John Whalen(c. 1841 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 82nd New York Infantry (2nd Militia)
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 20 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 82nd New York Infantry on 30 September 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as James Whale. Service data from the State of New York2, which says his last name also recorded as Whaler.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, 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 4342]
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 30 (for the year 1901), pg. 485 [AotW citation 8386]
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