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Federal (USV)


Patrick Downs

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 42nd New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted on 6 July 1861 in New York City and mustered the next day as Private, Company K, 42nd New York Infantry. He transferred to Company I in August 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army hospital in the City Hotel (part of USA General Hospital #2) in Frederick, MD on 28 September but died of wounds on 17 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the NY Adjutant General's Roster.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 which has him as Patrick Downes in the 104th New York Infantry.


c. 1837


10/17/1862; Frederick, 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, Issue 23 (for the year 1900)  [AotW citation 8534]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #431  [AotW citation 26022]