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Federal (USV)


Michael Collery

(c. 1833 - ?)

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 25 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was listed as a deserter from Camp Meade, near Falmouth, VA on 21 December 1862.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General,1 who also lists him as Michael Coleary. His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list, with detail from Nelson.3


c. 1833


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. 58  [AotW citation 18267]

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, p.35  [AotW citation 18268]

3   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 167  [AotW citation 18269]