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Federal (USV)


John M. Boyle

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted in Philadelphia on 25 September 1861, and mustered into service as Private, Company D, 69th Pennsylvania Infantry on 31 October at Camp Observation, MD.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot to the left side of his groin in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm field hospital near Sharpsburg and admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 27 September. He was transferred to Baltimore on 8 October and discharged for disability on 12 October 1862.

References & notes

Wound and hospital information from Nelson1 and the Patient List.2 His service from the Card File.3


c. 1843


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. 138  [AotW citation 16527]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.690  [AotW citation 23299]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23300]