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Federal (USV)


Thomas Meehan

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, 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 in the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at the Mt. Pleasant Hospital, Washington, DC on 4 October 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General.1 Wound detail from the Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1841


10/04/1862; Washington, DC; burial in US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC


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. 721  [AotW citation 20390]

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. 319  [AotW citation 20391]