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Federal (USV)

Private

John Curnan

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 21, he enlisted and mustered as Private, Company I, 22nd Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service on 23 April 1861 in Philadelphia. He mustered out with his Company on 7 August 1861, but reenlisted almost immediately and mustered as Private, Company A, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Banes1 and the Card File.2

Birth

c. 1840

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Banes, Charles H., History of the Philadelphia Brigade. Sixty-ninth, Seventy-first, Seventy-second, and One hundred and sixth Pennsylvania Volunteers , Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company, 1876, pp. 307 - 311  [AotW citation 8653]