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Federal (USV)


John Dwyer

(c. 1826 - 1870)

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 Private, Company G, 69th New York Infantry on 7 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD and his right leg was amputated at the thigh. It was amputated further on 20 October. He was discharged for wounds on 27 April 1863 at Frederick.

After the War

He died on 9 April 1870 of consumption (tuberculosis).

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as John Dwyre. Wound and hospital detail from Nelson2 and McLernon,3 citing the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870).


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. 103  [AotW citation 18095]

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. 197  [AotW citation 18096]

3   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 16  [AotW citation 18097]