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Federal (USV)


Henry McGee

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company G, 69th New York Infantry on 13 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He transferred to Company A 12 June 1863, and was wounded for the third time, in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863. He reenlisted on 22 December 1863 and transferred to Company F in January or February 1864. He was captured in action at Ream's Station, VA on 25 August 1864 and paroled, date not given. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 March 1865 and mustered out 21 June 1865 at the Ladies Home Hospital, New York City.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as Henry Magee. Wound detail from Nelson.2


c. 1840


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. 224  [AotW citation 18152]

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. 311  [AotW citation 18153]