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Federal (USV)


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.


c. 1821


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


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, <>, Source page: patient #102  [AotW citation 21834]