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Federal (USV)


Walter Burke

(c. 1835 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company I, 69th New York Infantry on 30 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left shoulder and/or chest in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Frederick, MD until he was transferred to Baltimore, MD on 21 April 1863. He was transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863 and later to Company F. He was discharged for disability 12 May 1864 at Finley Hospital, Washington, DC.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which says he was also wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. His Antietam wound and hospital details from Nelson 2 and the Frederick Patient List.3


c. 1835


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. 35  [AotW citation 18066]

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. 148  [AotW citation 18067]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.833  [AotW citation 18266]