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Federal (USV)


John J. McCanna

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted as a Private in Company D, 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 August 1861 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

The muster roll for December 1862 has him as wounded, and he was still "missing" when dropped from the rolls by April 1863.

References & notes

His service from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Thanks to Jim Buchanan [post] for details from his Compiled Service Records, National Archives.


c. 1840


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11752]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 27825]