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Federal (USV)


John W. O'Brien

(c. 1836 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 21 October 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 11 February 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863, and reduced to Private, date not given. He was discharged 8 July 1865 at the McDougall General Hospital in New York Harbor.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as John W. O'Brian. His wound detail 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. 270  [AotW citation 18175]

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. 339  [AotW citation 18176]