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Federal (USV)


Patrick Burns

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24 years, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company E, 69th New York Infantry on 16 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left wrist or hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at US Army Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD. He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863 and re-enlisted as a veteran on 22 December 1863. He was promoted to Corporal in July or August 1864 and captured in action 25 August 1864 at Ream's Station, VA. He was paroled and exchanged, dates not given, and mustered out with the detachment on 13 June 1865 near Alexandria, VA. His name also seen as Byrnes.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, with service from the NY Adjutant General,2 who does not mention his Antietam wound.


c. 1837


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. 149  [AotW citation 17010]

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. 36  [AotW citation 17962]