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Federal (USV)


Edward Ryan

(c. 1841 - 1862)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: Minnesota Sharpshooters, Second Company

Before Antietam

A laborer on his brother Dennis's farm in Wyoming, MN, he enlisted as Private, 2nd Company, Minnesota Sharpshooters on 20 January 1862 at Wyoming, age 21.

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 in December 1862 at Frederick, MD.

References & notes

Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.1 Personal information from Chuck Barden and Wayne Jorgenson on their First Minnesota site.

His older brother Dennis enlisted with him in the 2nd Company, but died of disease at Point Lookout, MD on 30 July 1862.


c. 1841 in IRELAND


12/1862; Frederick, MD


1   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 518  [AotW citation 21307]