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Federal (USV)

Private

John Delaney

(c. 1821 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40, he enlisted 14 August 1861 and mustered as Private in Company C, 51st New York Infantry on 9 September.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the pelvis in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a field hospital near the battlefield then admitted to the US Army "Camp A" hospital in Frederick, MD on 3 October. By December he was well enough to walk but took a bad fall on the 14th, after which his health failed. He died of his wounds on 24 December 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Adjutant General.1 Medical details from the MSHWR 2 and the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave (listed as in the 57th NY). Thanks to the Pry House Museum for the pointer to Delaney.

Birth

c. 1821

Death

12/24/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

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 1900, Ser. No. 25, pg. 56  [AotW citation 21832]

2   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, Part II, Vol II, pg. 225  [AotW citation 21833]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #102  [AotW citation 21834]