(c. 1834 - 1876)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 69th New York Infantry
Age 27, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 14 October 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the leg with his femur broken by a "conoidal ball" in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He had an intermediary amputation in the middle third of the right femur (thigh bone) for the shot injury, by Surgeon Marvin C. Rowland, 61st NY Infantry, probably on 27 September. On September 29th he was admitted to a hospital in Fredrick, MD. On 4 October there was secondary hemorrhage (bleeding) in the stump, which was treated by ligation: tying-off the femoral artery. On 15 January 1863, it was removed. He was discharged for disability from wounds on 6 March 1863 at Frederick, MD.
References & notes
c. 1834 in IRELAND
08/02/1876; Boston, MA; burial in Catholic Mount Auburn Cemetery, Watertown, MA
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. 254 [AotW citation 18160]
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. 20 [AotW citation 18161]
3 Woodhull, Alfred A., and Office of the Surgeon General, US Army, Catalogue of the Surgical Section of the United States Army Medical Museum, Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 1866, pg. 305 [AotW citation 18162]