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Federal (USV)


James Dillon

(c. 1838 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 21 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot in the hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated in US Army General Hospital #6 in Frederick, MD, and was discharged for disability there on 31 December 1862.

References & notes

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


c. 1838


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. 85  [AotW citation 18081]

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. 189  [AotW citation 18082]