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Federal (USV)


Thomas Cunningham

(c. 1826 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 35, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Sergeant, Company I, 69th New York Infantry on 1 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Frederick, MD. He was reduced to Private, date not given, and was discharged for disability at Baltimore, MD on 31 December 1862.

References & notes

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


c. 1826


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. 73  [AotW citation 18079]

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. 179  [AotW citation 18080]