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Federal (USV)


John T. Toal

(c. 1836 - 1889)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enrolled at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 14 October 1861. He mustered as First Lieutenant on 6 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

Lieutenant Terrance Duffey, of Company G, and First Lieutenant John T. Toal, of Company H, I am also happy to say, throughout that trying hour did all that could be expected in rallying their commands, which had become so greatly reduced in numbers.

The rest of the War

He was severely wounded in the arm and back in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was promoted to Captain, Company K 22 January 1863 (to date from 23 October 1862), but was discharged for wounds on 16 April 1863.

After the War

He was Chief Clerk of the Board of Coroners in New York for 22 years, and treasurer of the Tammany Association.

References & notes

Service information from the State of New York.1 His performance at Antietam from Major James Cavanagh's Official Report. His Fredericksburg wound from Robert McLernon's casualty list, hosted by the NY State Military Museum. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source of further details.


c. 1836; Manhattan, NY


01/12/1889; Brooklyn, NY; 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. 339  [AotW citation 18237]