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Federal (USV)


James Gallagher

(c. 1821 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 63rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40, a stonecutter originally from Kilkenny, he enlisted in New York to serve three years and mustered as Private, Company C, 63rd New York Infantry on 21 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

References & notes

Basic information from the State of New York1.

More on the Web

In 1988 relic hunters found human remains on the battlefield. They were later identified through the research of a group of Park Service anthropologists and archaeologists as being those of 4 soldiers of the 63rd New York Infantry. They were buried with honors in Antietam National Cemetery. One of them may have been James Gallagher. See more in a 1994 article in the Los Angeles Times.


c. 1821 in IRELAND


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


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. 27, pg. 60  [AotW citation 18198]