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Federal (USV)


Patrick Roach

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Illinois

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at Chicago, IL to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company D, 69th New York Infantry on 9 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the belly in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. He probably died the same day.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which says he was killed in action. Wound detail from Nelson,2 citing the New York Times of 21 September 1862.


c. 1837


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. 302  [AotW citation 18023]

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. 367  [AotW citation 18024]