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Federal (USV)


Patrick Curren

(c. 1836 - 1863)

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 H, 69th New York Infantry on 27 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given. He was wounded again, probably in action on 13 December 1862 at Fredericksburg, VA. He was discharged in Washington, DC on 22 January, and died at a hospital the next day.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General,1 who also has him as Patrick Curran. His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His stone has him as Patrick Curran, but in the 60th NY in error.


c. 1836


01/23/1863; Washington, DC; burial in Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National 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. 74  [AotW citation 18302]

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. 37  [AotW citation 18303]