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Federal (USV)


Patrick McGreal

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company B, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the left thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Hoffman Farm field hospital at Sharpsburg, transferred to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD, then to Philadelphia. He returned to duty, date not given. He was wounded again, at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, at the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864 and at Petersburg, VA on 22 June 1864, when he was also captured. He was released, date not given, and discharged on 12 June 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Ward1 and Bates.2 His Antietam wound and hospital details from Nelson.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. 314  [AotW citation 21624]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. V , pg. 838  [AotW citation 21625]

3   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. 312  [AotW citation 21626]