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Federal (USV)


John McCann

(c. 1825 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 36 year old laborer from Chelsea, he enlisted in Company F, 19th Massachusetts Infantry on 9 August 1861. He was reported missing in action having been captured at Glendale, VA on 30 June 1862, and was back with his Company on 6 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Showman House, then at the Smoketown Hospital, near Sharpsburg, where he was discharged for wounds on 4 May 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Casualty and hospital details from Nelson.3


c. 1825


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. 452  [AotW citation 17837]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17838]

3   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. 305  [AotW citation 17839]