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Federal (USV)


Bernard Trainor

(c. 1827 - 1868)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 69th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 35, he enlisted at New York City to serve three years, and mustered in as Private, Company K, 69th New York Infantry on 15 August 1862.

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 in September, then sent to either Philadelphia, PA or Washington, DC. He transferred to Company A on 12 June 1863 and was wounded in action on 2 July 1863 at Gettysburg, PA. He transferred to Company F, date not given, and was discharged for disability on 10 August 1864 at McDougall Hospital, New York Harbor.

References & notes

Service from the New York Adjutant General.1 His Antietam wound from McLernon,2 citing an official published casualty list. Details from the Patient List,3 which has him twice, as Barney Trainer (to DC) and Bernard Tranor (to Philadelphia). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1827


09/25/1868; burial in Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, NY


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. 340  [AotW citation 18319]

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 18320]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #s 426, 4.587  [AotW citation 18321]