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Federal (USV)


Terrence Reiley

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, he enlisted on 24 August 1861 in Philadelphia and mustered into service as Private, Company B, 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 treated at a field hospital on the Hoffman Farm near Sharpsburg where his ring finger was amputated. He was later transferred to a hospital in Philadelphia, where he died of his wounds on 9 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 He's also listed as Terrence Reily. Wound and hospital details from Nelson.3


c. 1835


10/09/1862; Philadelphia, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11660]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23266]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 361  [AotW citation 23267]