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Federal (USV)


Patrick McCormic

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 21, he enlisted on 23 April 1861 in New York City and mustered as Private, Company C, 4th New York Infantry on 2 May.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to his face in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862. The bullet entered his mouth, broke his upper jaw, then passed down and back through his neck nicking his carotid artery.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the 3rd Corps field hospital near Sharpsburg then admitted to US Army General Hospital #5 in Frederick, MD on 22 September. He had surgery which opened an abscess and removed bone fragments on the 24th, but he died at 6:00 AM on 29 September 1862 of secondary hemorrhage (bleeding) from ulceration of his carotid artery.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List 2 and the MSHWR,3 which has him as Patrick McCormick. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


09/29/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


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 1898, Ser. No. 17, pg. 715  [AotW citation 20385]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #249  [AotW citation 20386]

3   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Vol. 2, Pt. 1, pg. 351-352  [AotW citation 20387]