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Federal (USV)


Patrick Ward

(c. 1841 - 1883)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted in New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company D, 69th New York Infantry on 17 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the right leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 24 September to 2 January 1863. He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863 and reenlisted on 22 February 1864. He was appointed First Sergeant of his Company on 1 December 1864 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company D 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 and hospital details from Nelson2 and the Frederick Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


03/22/1883; burial in Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH


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. 349  [AotW citation 18215]

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. 428  [AotW citation 18216]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #335  [AotW citation 18217]