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Federal (USV)


Michael P. Brennan

(c. 1833 - 1908)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28 years, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Sergeant, Company B, 69th New York Infantry on 24 October 1861 and was promoted to First Sergeant on 20 November.

On the Campaign

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

Among the non-commissioned officers who particularly distinguished themselves on the field, I take occasion to mention the following as being most worthy of your consideration for promotion to a commission, viz: First Sergts. Murtha Murphy, Company C; Michael Brennan, Company B; Bernard O'Neil, Company C, and Soucoth Mansergh, Company H.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company E to date from 17 September and was severely wounded in the leg in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He mustered out at the consolidation of the regiment on 12 June 1863.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 He's also seen as Luke Brennan. His performance at Antietam from Major James Cavanagh's Official Report. His wound at Fredericksburg from Robert McClernon's casualty list for the 69th at Frederickburg. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1833


10/20/1908; burial in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI


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. 26  [AotW citation 18239]