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Federal (USV)


James Callaghan

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25 years, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company A, 69th New York Infantry on 4 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD. He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863 and was wounded in action 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. He deserted 19 August 1863 from the hospital at Fort Schuyler, NY. He was also borne as Callahan, Calleghan, and Calleghen.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service details from the Roster,2 which does not have him wounded at Antietam.


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. 152  [AotW citation 17065]

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. 41  [AotW citation 17944]