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Federal (USV)


John Ryan

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company A, 69th New York Infantry on 10 January 1862. He was wounded in action 1 July 1862 at Malvern Hill, VA.

On the Campaign

He was again wounded, in the foot, in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He had two toes amputated, but recovered well. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in July or August 1863.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Wound detail from Nelson.2


c. 1843


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. 308  [AotW citation 18201]

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. 374  [AotW citation 18202]