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Federal (USV)


Thomas Kelly

(c. 1825 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 36, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company F, 69th New York Infantry on 5 October 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His left arm was amputated in the upper third of the humerus bone (near the shoulder) on 19 September, and was discharged for disability at Frederick, MD on 13 December 1862.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound detail from McLernon,2 citing the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870).


c. 1825


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. 175  [AotW citation 18126]

2   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. 18  [AotW citation 18127]