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Federal (USV)


James Sheehan

(c. 1843 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, he enlisted at Washington, DC to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company H, 69th New York Infantry on 22 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863 and reenlisted on 22 December 1863. He transferred to Company F in January or February 1864. He was listed as a deserter on 15 January 1865 from the hospital at City Point, VA.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General,1 who also has him as James Shean. His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list.


c. 1843


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. 316  [AotW citation 18304]

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 18305]