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Federal (USV)


Arthur McCann

(c. 1837 - 1898)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

From Providence, he enlisted on 5 September 1861 in Company B, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

Lt Colonel Curtis cited Private McCann and others in his Report:

... who rallied, after the regiment was broken, on the left of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, and continued fighting until all their ammunition was gone, when I ordered them to recross the river to regain the regiment.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant in April 1863. He was wounded on picket duty at Petersburg, VA, and in the general hospital. He mustered out with his Company on 15 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Details from his gravesite on Findagrave.


c. 1837; County Tyrone, IRELAND


03/12/1898; burial in Saint Francis Cemetery, Pawtucket, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pg. 292  [AotW citation 14129]