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Federal (USV)


Darius Griswold Bushnell

(1836 - 1886)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 77th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted in Albany for three years and mustered as Private, Company C, 77th New York Infantry on 6 August 1862. He was appointed Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left foot 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 at US Army hospitals in Frederick, MD and Philadelphia, PA, and was discharged for disability 11 November 1862 in Philadelphia.

After the War

He lived in Saratoga Springs, NY in 1863 but had moved to Brooklyn by 1870. At the US Census of 1880 he was a clerk at City Hall, Brooklyn. He moved to Orange, NJ in 1884 and died there, of Bright's Disease, at about age 50.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from the Adjutant General.2 Details from family genealogists and his bio sketch from Green-Wood Cemetery. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Lydia Emerson (1842-1927) about 1863 and they had 4 children.


1836; Newark, NJ


09/19/1886; Orange, NJ; burial in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY


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. 150  [AotW citation 17025]

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. 29, pg. 449  [AotW citation 22498]