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Federal (USV)


Michael Kelly

(c. 1836 - ?)

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 B, 69th New York Infantry on 23 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His left forearm was amputated in the lower third, and he was discharged for disability at Frederick, MD on 2 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound details from Nelson.2


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. 174  [AotW citation 18122]

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. 271  [AotW citation 18123]