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Federal (USV)


Hugh Connelly

(c. 1829 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old teamster from Boston, he enlisted in Company E, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 28 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the right side of his chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm hospital at Sharpsburg, then sent to a hospital in Philadelphia, PA, where he died of wounds on 29 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines,1 with wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1829


09/29/1862; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Philadelphia National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   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. 442  [AotW citation 17784]

2   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. 170  [AotW citation 17785]