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Federal (USV)


Malachi Buckley

(c. 1839 - 1895)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

"In 1855, sixteen year-old Malachi left Ireland to seek his fortune in America. He found work in northern New Jersey as a farm laborer". At age 21 he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company D, 69th New York Infantry on 20 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right wrist in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His right forearm was amputated on 15 October and he was discharged for disability at the US General Hospital, Devil's Island, NY on 8 May 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service details from the Roster,2 which also has him as Buckley Malachi. Amputation details from the Medical and Surgical History.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of the quote above, from an article in the Carroll County (MD) Times of 20 May 2007. Thanks to Robert McClernon and his excellent List for the pointer to the MSHWR and his death date.


c. 1839 in IRELAND


03/04/1895; Westminster, MD; burial in Westminster Cemetery, Westminster, MD


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. 146  [AotW citation 16953]

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. 204  [AotW citation 17955]

3   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 2, pg. 984  [AotW citation 17956]