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Federal (USV)


James McCarty

(c. 1842 - 1865)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old shoemaker in East Boston, he enlisted on 23 August 1861 in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 20 December 1863. He was captured in action near Petersburg, VA on 22 June 1864 and paroled 27 February 1865. He died aboard the steamship General Lyon which burned off Cape Hatteras, NC on 31 March 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2


c. 1842


03/31/1865; at sea off Cape Hatteras, NC


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. 460  [AotW citation 17871]

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 17872]