(1834 - 1911)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 69th New York Infantry
Age 27, he enrolled in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as First Lieutenant, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 5 September 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in the right shoulder in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He mustered as Captain, Company D (vice Shanley, died) on 1 October 1862. He was discharged from the 69th Infantry on 20 August 1863 to take a commission in the 6th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC). He was honored by brevets to Major and Lieutenant Colonel, US Volunteers on 15 March 1865.
After the War
He was Assistant Commissioner, Somerville and Williamsburg Districts, South Carolina for the Freedman's Bureau, probably to 1 January 1868, when he mustered out of the VRC. He then returned to New York City and was in real estate. He died at his home in Brooklyn in 1911.
References & notes
Service information from the Roster,1 which does not mention his wound. Wound details from Conyngham.2 Further information from his death notice in the New York Times of 9 November 1911. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture here with the kind permission of Joseph Maghe, from a CDV in his collection.
1834 in IRELAND
11/08/1911; Brooklyn, NY; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, NY
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. 263 [AotW citation 18184]
2 Conyngham, David Power, The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns, New York: William McSorley & Co., 1867, pg. 555 [AotW citation 18185]