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Federal (USV)


John Nolan

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 69th New York Infantry on 23 October 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot through the bowels in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862, and died the same day.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also lists him James Nolan. Wound and death details from Nelson.2


c. 1842


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   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. 266  [AotW citation 18018]

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. 337  [AotW citation 18019]