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Federal (USV)


Richard H. Bermingham

(c. 1841 - 1919)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20 years, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company A, 69th New York Infantry on 23 September 1861. He was promoted Sergeant on 1 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was suffered flesh wounds in both legs in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD. He mustered out on 12 June 1863, on consolidation. Commissioned First Lieutenant, not mustered, no date, with rank from 1 March 1864.

After the War

He was an Inspector for the Borough of Manhattan, NY at the time of his death in 1919.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Richard Birmingham. Service details from the Roster.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which also has his name as Richard H. Birmingham. Occupation detail from the The City Record: Official Journal, Volume 47, Part 7 (1919).


c. 1841


05/02/1919; New York City, NY; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY


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. 133  [AotW citation 16440]

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. 15  [AotW citation 17943]