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Federal (USV)


Edward McGuire

(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 C, 69th New York Infantry on 25 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded, shot in the left temple and through the brain, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds after 3 days, on 20 September 1862..

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which says he died 19 September. Wound and death detail from Nelson,2, citing hospital records.


c. 1842


09/20/1862; 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. 229  [AotW citation 18044]

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. 313  [AotW citation 18045]