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Federal (USV)


Dennis Dunnivan

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 18 October 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 16 April 1862.

On the Campaign

As Color Corporal he was wounded by gunshot through both glutei in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 15 December 1862, but transferred to Company A as a Private on 12 June 1863, with no further military record.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as Dennis Dinnin and Denis Donnavan. Wound detail from Nelson,2 who lists him as Donnovan.


c. 1836


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. 102  [AotW citation 18094]

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. 191  [AotW citation 18084]