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Federal (USV)


John Rush

(c. 1832 - 1905)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 29, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 3 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded with a flesh wound in the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reduced to Private, date not given, transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863, and was to Sergeant on 18 June 1863. He reenlisted on 22 December and was again reduced to Private, on 2 January 1864. He was transferred to Company F by February, and was again appointed Sergeant on 10 July 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1865 at Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1832


10/06/1905; burial in Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME


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. 306  [AotW citation 18196]

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. 373  [AotW citation 18197]