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Federal (USV)


Garrett Bruen

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23 years, he enlisted 14 September 1861 at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company E, 69th New York Infantry 16 September.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg (or hip) in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863 and re-enlisted as a veteran 22 December 1863. He was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant, and returned to ranks, dates not given. He was wounded in action 12 May 1864, furloughed 3 June, and absent at the muster-out of his Company on 30 June 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Garnett Bruen, with service details from the Adjutant General,2 who lists him as Gerrett Bruen, and notes he was also borne as Brewen, Brewer, Bruce, and Bruin. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1838


Date not known; burial in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, CA


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. 145  [AotW citation 16935]

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. 32  [AotW citation 17961]