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Federal (USV)


John Mernin

(c. 1843 - 1882)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 103rd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted in New York City for three years and mustered as Private in Company H, 103rd New York Infantry on 22 January 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated briefly at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, then transferred to a hospital in Philadelphia, PA on 30 September. He mustered out with his Company 17 March 1865 in New York City.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 which has him as John Merwin. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


02/17/1882; burial in Saint Mary's Cemetery, Yonkers, 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 1902, Ser. No. 33, pg. 798  [AotW citation 19818]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #639  [AotW citation 19819]