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Federal (USV)


James Saunders

(c. 1814 - 1867)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 47, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Captain, Company A, 69th New York Infantry on 22 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in action at Antietam on 17 September with his Company and Major Cavanaugh later wrote ...

Captain James Saunders, of Company A, and Captain Richard Moroney, Company I, I am proud to say, acted most bravely, cheering on their men, and encouraging them throughout the battle.

The rest of the War

He mustered out on the consolidation of the regiment 12 June 1863 near Morrisville, VA.

After the War

He died soon after the War, in January 1867.

References & notes

Service information from the State of New York.1 His performance at Antietam from Major James Cavanagh's Official Report. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1814; County Tyrone, IRELAND


01/27/1867; burial in Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, Queens, NY


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. 309  [AotW citation 18235]