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Federal (USV)


Martin O'Connell

(c. 1829 - 1864)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 32 year old laborer from Bloomington, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Washington, DC, and returned to his Company in January 1863. He was detailed for duty with the Provost Marshal March to July 1864 and died of disease at Chattahoochie River, GA on 24 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Wound and hospital detail from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1829


09/25/1864; Chattahoochee River, GA; burial in Marietta National Cemetery, Marietta, GA


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 600  [AotW citation 18615]

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. 340  [AotW citation 18616]