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Federal (USV)


James Birch

(c. 1819 - 1863)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 42 years, he enlisted 25 September 1861 at Brooklyn, to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company E, 69th New York Infantry on 7 October.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the groin and left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Frederick, MD, and Philadelphia, PA, but died 24 March 1863 at a general hospital, Washington, DC.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service details from the Roster.2


c. 1819


03/24/1863; Washington, DC


1   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. 132  [AotW citation 16439]

2   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, For the Year 1901, Ser. No. 28, pg. 17  [AotW citation 17963]