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Federal (USV)


Patrick Reilly

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 21 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He had part of his femur (thigh bone) removed soon after the battle, and on 22 October "Secondary excision in the shaft of the left femur for shot injury. Carious and necrosed trochanter major and shaft". He was discharged for disability from wounds on 6 March 1863 in Frederick, MD.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Treatment details from McLernon,2 citing the Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion (1870).


c. 1839


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 18194]

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. 22  [AotW citation 18195]