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Federal (USV)

Assistant Surgeon

John Theodore Reily

(1835 - 1864)

Home State: Nebraska

Education: Columbian College (now GW University), Class of 1855

Branch of Service: Medical

Unit: Sixth Army Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

From Washington, DC, he had been in Nebraska when he was appointed Assistant Surgeon, US Army on 16 April 1862.

On the Campaign

Attached to General Franklin's 6th Corps Artillery, he organized hospital care and treated the wounded on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He transferred from duty in Washington DC to the field with the 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps in Virginia in January 1863. He died, cause not given, at Helena, Arkansas on 5 May 1864.

References & notes

Basic service from Heitman.1 Details from the Historical Catalogue of the Officers and Graduates of the Columbian University (1891) and a January 1863 Army pass offered for sale in 2019 by the Excelsior Brigade. His death from the Official Army Register for 1864.


1835 in DC


05/05/1864; Helena, AR


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 823  [AotW citation 19730]