(1834 - 1879)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 69th New York Infantry
He was wounded in action while Lieutenant, Company C of the 69th New York State Militia at First Bull Run in July 1861, mustering out on 3 August. Age 27, he raised a Company of men and enrolled in New York City to serve three years, mustering as Captain, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 4 October 1861. He was again wounded, losing his right eye, in action at White Oak Swamp, VA on 30 June 1862 or Malvern Hill, 1 July. He was detailed to recruiting duty in New York while he recovered.
On the Campaign
He was wounded by gunshot to the left thigh or hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He resigned and was discharged for disability on 9 February 1863.
After the War
He worked as a clerk in the office of the Quartermaster General of the Army in Washington DC until 1870, but lost the appointment due to illness - probably typhoid fever. He was unemployed to at least October 1872, and petitioned to have his pension restored and for an artificial eye in 1876. He died "suddenly" at home in Washington, DC in 1879.
References & notes
1834 in IRELAND
07/15/1879; Washington, DC; burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC
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. 356 [AotW citation 18221]
2 Conyngham, David Power, The Irish Brigade and Its Campaigns, New York: William McSorley & Co., 1867, pp. 217, 254, 546, 555 [AotW citation 18222]
3 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. 437 [AotW citation 18223]