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Federal (USV)


John Whelan

(c. 1827 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 66th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 44 in Company G, 66th New York Infantry in New York City on 19 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of bis wounds on 28 September 1862 at hospital in Frederick, MD. He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick, MD to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data information from State of New York2.


c. 1827


09/28/1862 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 4344]

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 27 (for the year 1901), pg. 909  [AotW citation 7949]