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Federal (USV)


Patrick Burke

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old mechanic in Clinton, MA, he mustered as Private, Company E, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 20 July 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 1 January 1864 ad transferred to Company I, 36th Massachusetts Infantry 21 October 1864. He was sent to Company F, 56th Massachusetts Infantry on 8 June 1865 and mustered out in Alexandria, VA on 12 July 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2


c. 1839


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. 148  [AotW citation 16994]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 617; V. 3, p. 752  [AotW citation 20718]