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Federal (USV)


Michael Walsh

(c. 1840 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 15 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the right hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863. He reenlisted on 4 January 1864, and went to Company F soon after. He returned to Company A and was promoted Sergeant on 30 March 1864. He was wounded again, in action at Spotsylvania< VA on 12 May 1864. He was appointed First Sergeant of his Company on 6 June 1864 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company I on 9 February 1865 (to date from 1 November 1864). He mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1865 at Alexandria, VA.

References & notes

Service information from the Roster.1 Antietam wound detail from Nelson.2


c. 1840


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. 347  [AotW citation 18212]

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. 426  [AotW citation 18213]