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Federal (USV)


Patrick O'Neill

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22 years, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Corporal, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 30 September 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant, then returned to Private, dates not given.

On the Campaign

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

Among the privates who also distinguished themselves during the action, I also recommend Patrick O'Neil, of Company C, and John Kelly, of Company --; and of the non-commissioned staff, Sergt. Major Patrick Callahan, who on the field behaved with great gallantry.

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company B on 12 June 1863, and was listed as a deserter 20 June 1863 at Thoroughfare Gap, VA.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 His performance at Antietam from Major James Cavanagh's Official Report.


c. 1839


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. 278  [AotW citation 18242]