(c. 1840 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enlisted at age 21 as Corporal in Company A, 83rd New York Infantry and mustered on 27 May 1861 in New York City.
On the Campaign
He was mortally wounded, shot in the head in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
"His brother-in-law stated that Cullen wondered off the battlefield in a daze and was found and taken to a hospital but never regained consciousness." He died of wounds on 24 September 1862. "His brother-in-law came down to see him but missed his death by a day, and wrote that he buried him near a large tree by the 'Hospital' with either his name or initials carved in a tree and a couple of boards, with the idea of returning the next Spring to retrieve the body, but that did not apparently happen."
References & notes
Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the AG's report, and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW. Thanks to James S. Weeks for the details quoted above.