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Federal (USV)


Joseph McDonnell

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company G, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm field hospital at Sharpsburg, then at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 29 September to 8 October, when he was transferred to Baltimore. He was discharged for disability on 31 January 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Ward1. Wound and hospital information from Nelson2 and the Patient List.3


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 349  [AotW citation 21532]

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. 310  [AotW citation 21533]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #651  [AotW citation 21534]