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Federal (USV)


John Kallaher

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company E, 69th New York Infantry on 7 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was sent to the Convent Hospital, Frederick, MD, and died there of wounds on 25 October 1862. He was originally buried in Frederick, probably in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 His probable burial place (as John Kalahar), and a reference to his widow's pension application, naming him as John Keleher, from McLernon.2


c. 1831


10/25/1862; Frederick, 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. 168  [AotW citation 18037]

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. 9  [AotW citation 18038]