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Federal (USV)


James Henry

(c. 1837 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 25, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company C, 69th New York Infantry on 6 February 1862. He was probably appointed Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot in the hand in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Frederick, MD from 19-22 September, then sent on to Washington, DC. He was listed in the roster as having been a deserter since 15 September, before the battle.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 His Antietam wound and rank from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list, with hospital details from the Patient List.3


c. 1837


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. 152  [AotW citation 18270]

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. 35  [AotW citation 18271]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.229  [AotW citation 18272]