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Federal (USV)


Edward Donnally

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 30, he enlisted 7 October 1861 in New York City for three years and mustered as Private, Company C, 51st New York Infantry on 8 October.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated, probably at a field hospital near the battlefield, and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick on 3 October. He died there of his wounds on 7 November 1862. He was originally buried in Frederick, MD and reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1831


11/07/1862; 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. 60  [AotW citation 22455]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #89  [AotW citation 22456]