(? - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry
He enlisted on 13 August 1861 and mustered as Private, Company M, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry on 30 October.
On the Campaign
He was killed by an exploding shell in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and was buried on the field near the Antietam at the Middle Bridge [map].
After the War
He was reinterred in the new National Cemetery in about 1867.
More on the Web
See more about McLaughlin and his special place on Elliott's 1864 Antietam burial map in an excellent post by Damian Shiels on Irish in the American Civil War.
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17> [AotW citation 24554]