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Federal (USV)


Francis Murray

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 28 September 1861. He was appointed Sergeant Major of the Regiment on 5 October 1861, but returned to the ranks, Company E on 25 June 1862. He was promoted Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at hospitals in Frederick, MD and Philadelphia, PA, and was reported as a deserter from a hospital in Philadelphia on 27 November 1862.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson.2


c. 1841


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. 260  [AotW citation 18276]

2   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. 332  [AotW citation 18277]