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Federal (USV)


Thomas Currran

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 21 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the upper arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His left arm was amputated at the upper third of the humerus bone, but he died of pyaemea (blood poisoning or septicemia) on 17 October 1862. He may have died and been buried in Chambersburg, PA.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Details from McLernon,2 citing the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870).


c. 1842




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. 74  [AotW citation 18029]

2   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 8  [AotW citation 18030]