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Federal (USV)


John W. Sullivan

(? - 1862)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 15 November 1861 and mustered as Private, Company D, First Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Cavalry on 27 November.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot on the Campaign, date and place not given.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick on 14 September but died there on 30 September 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, but was probably reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

More on the Web

Service information from the State of Maryland,1 which says he was killed at Leesburg, VA on 2 September. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as being in the 1st Maryland Cavalry. His memorial is on Findagrave.


09/30/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 681  [AotW citation 26003]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #3.502  [AotW citation 26004]