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Federal (USV)


John Harvey

(c. 1829 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 32 he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company E, 69th New York Infantry on 2 October 1861. He was promoted to Corporal, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the cheek or head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 January 1863. He was transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863, and to Company F in February or March 1864. He was returned to Private on 21 February 1864 and mustered out 10 October 1864 near Petersburg, VA.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 Wound details from Nelson2 and McLernon.3


c. 1829


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. 146  [AotW citation 18283]

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. 240  [AotW citation 18284]

3   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. 36  [AotW citation 18285]