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Federal (USV)


Thomas Cryan

(c. 1840 - 1875?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted at Buffalo to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company K, 69th New York Infantry on 17 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated in a hospital in Frederick, MD from 26 September until he was discharged there for disability on 6 December 1862.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General,1 who also has him as Thomas Crayan and Cragan. His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list. Details from the Patient List.3 It is likely he's the 34 year old laborer who died of injuries 23 June 1875, buried in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Orange, NJ (via Findagrave).


c. 1840




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. 70  [AotW citation 18316]

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. 38  [AotW citation 18317]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #359  [AotW citation 18318]