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Federal (USV)


Hugh McDevitt

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, he enlisted on 21 August 1861 in Philadelphia and mustered into service as Private, Company C, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 October at Camp Observation, MD.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 September but died there of wounds on 9 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File,2 which says he was mortally wounded at Fredericksburg. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 Burial from the History,4 which has him in Company C of the 69th New York Infantry. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1831


12/10/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11640]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23269]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #655  [AotW citation 23270]

4   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3872]