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Federal (USV)


James H. O'Brien

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, he enlisted in Brooklyn to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company F, 69th New York Infantry on 3 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 21 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound detail from Nelson.2


c. 1839


09/21/1862; 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. 270  [AotW citation 18052]

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. 339  [AotW citation 18053]