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Federal (USV)


Edward Reilly

(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 A, 69th New York Infantry on 23 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded through the right side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863, and to Company B, 10th Regiment, Veteran Reserve Corps in July or August 1863. He was discharged for disability on 10 March 1865.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster,1 which also has him as Edward Riley. 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. 295  [AotW citation 18190]

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. 365  [AotW citation 18191]