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Federal (USV)


John Coughlan

(1822 - 1878)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 39, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 30 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds at Frederick, MD on 23 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also lists him as John Caughlan. Wound detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1822 in IRELAND


11/21/1878; Jersey City, NJ; burial in Saint Peter's Cemetery, West New Brighton, Staten Island, NY


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. 51  [AotW citation 18068]

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. 174  [AotW citation 18069]