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Federal (USV)


John Scott

(c. 1834 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 28, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 69th New York Infantry on 26 February 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on 28 April and Sergeant on 8 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was slightly wounded in the arm at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was returned to Private on 29 December 1862. He transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863 and to Company F in January or February 1864. He reenlisted on 22 February 1864, but died of disease at Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC on 21 August 1864.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1834


08/21/1864; 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. 312  [AotW citation 18254]

2   McLernon, Robert, Casualty List, 69th New York Volunteer Infantry, Meagher's Irish Brigade, Bloody Lane, Antietam, Maryland, September 17, 1862, Springfield (Va): R. McLernon, 2014, pg. 34  [AotW citation 18255]