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Federal (USV)


Matthew John Graham

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24 years. Enlisted May 3, 1861 at New York City; mustered in as Sergeant, Company A on May 4, 1861, to serve two years. Promoted First Sergeant on December 1, and mustered in as Second Lieutenant, Company H, to date from May 25, 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and lost his right leg to amputation.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his company May 20, 1863 at New York City.

References & notes

Service data from State of New York1 and Phisterer2. He is the author of a Regimental history3.


c. 1837


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 18 (for the year 1899), pg. 676  [AotW citation 12586]

2   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 3, pg. 1838  [AotW citation 12587]

3   Graham, Matthew John, The Ninth Regiment, New York Volunteers (Hawkins' Zouaves), New York: E.P. Coby & Company, Printers, 1900  [AotW citation 12588]